Thursday 25 August 2016

'Don't be afraid to seek help – you can't do everything on your own'

Feargal Quinn

Published 02/12/2012 | 06:00

Favourite book

  • Go To

'The Ascent of Man' by Dr Jacob Bronowski. I have read this book again and again since it was first published in 1973 and find something new each time I dip into it.

Favourite CD

I'm old-fashioned enough to love to be reminded of the words and music of Nat King Cole.

Favourite MEMORY

Winning the Gold Medal in Portmarnock Golf Club on the same day that my wife Denise and son Donal won the all-Ireland Mother and Son competition in Malahide Golf Club.

Favourite piece of furniture

The table at which Denise and I eat our meals at home (when we eat indoors). It has a great view of Dublin Bay. I also love a clock that was given to my parents when they got married in 1931`.

Favourite item of clothing

It has to be one of my garish ties. I had one made in bright green with armchairs all over it. Under each armchair was YCDBSOYA – "You can't do business sitting on your... armchair!"


I react badly to a speaker who knows he has 20 minutes but, having made his point in the first minute, continues to speak for the next 19.

most important person

My wife and I are married 50 years. It could not be anyone else.

what advice would you give your 16-year-old self?

Don't be afraid to seek help – you can't do everything on your own.

first kiss

Most likely from my mother when I was just a minute old.

what characteristic in yourself do you like the most and least?

The characteristic I like is that I trust everybody and am seldom let down. The characteristic I like least is that I trust everybody and on occasions I am let down.

Favourite tipple

Chateau de Fieuzal is a favourite Claret for me. I am a little biased as the chateau belongs to my cousin, Lochlann.

Favourite restaurant

Howth has an abundance of great fish restaurants. We love to go to Aqua at the end of the West Pier.

Weekend Magazine

Read More

Promoted articles

Editors Choice

Also in this section