Friday 30 September 2016

The loves of my life: Tom Monaghan, Owner of Monaghans Cashmere, Dublin

Published 09/11/2015 | 02:30

Tom Monaghan, owner of Monaghans Cashmere. Photo: Mark Maxwell
Tom Monaghan, owner of Monaghans Cashmere. Photo: Mark Maxwell

His wife, family and grandchildren make the list of the loves of his life, along with a felt trilby hat.

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The person

My wife, Teresa, and my family and grandchildren

The memory

The birth of my children; and, secondly, The York Races, when a horse I bred, Ezzoud, won the Group One Juddmonte International Stakes

The moment of the day

Lunch time with my friends, and weekly dinners with my children

The song

My Way by Frank Sinatra

The movie

Roman Holiday with Audrey Hepburn - a favourite of mine and Teresa's

The hero

I have many, namely my brothers, Sean and Seamus; my uncle, Thomas; and my brother-in-law, Tommy Fields

The book

Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand. It's a true story of a racehorse in the Depression era

The outfit

Monaghans cashmere, with a suit, a crisp shirt, a silk tie and a pocket square

The accessory

My felt trilby hat

The gadget

A quad bike

The pet hate

Bad manners

The friend

I couldn't possibly pick one . . .

The beauty product

These days, I'd say arnica!

The holiday

Marbella, with my daughter Karen, her husband Paddy, and my grandchildren

The piece of advice

Small boats stay close to the shore. Never over-borrow!

The drink

A pot of tea

The hotel

Kelly's Resort Hotel & Spa in Rosslare, Co Wexford; The Ardilaun in Galway; and, in Dublin, The Merrion

The bar

The Grafton Lounge for breakfast, and The Duke for lunch

The hobby

Breeding horses

The part of my body

My legs

The celebrity

Dana Wynter

The virtue

Goodness, integrity and honourability

The vice

Desserts

The smell

Newly cut hay

The taste

Ice cream

Monaghans Cashmere is the one-stop shop in Dublin for luxurious cashmere and lambswool clothing and accessories, and is celebrating 55 years in business. Their latest collection is now available in store and online. Monaghans Cashmere, 4-5 Royal Hibernian Way, D2, tel: (01) 679-4451, or see monaghanscashmere.ie

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