Hall of Fame – Dr Tom Cavanagh

Tom Cavanagh with his daughters Fiona and Maeve and son Conor, prior to the presentation of the Hall of Fame Award at the Cork Person of the Year event at the Rochestown Park Hotel last Friday. (Picture: Tony O'Connell Photography)

At the Cork Person of the Year gala awards function on Friday at the Rochestown Park Hotel, Dr Tom Cavanagh from Fermoy was inducted into the Hall of Fame.

He becomes only the third Corkman to enter the Hall of Fame in the 27 year history of the awards scheme, others being Ted Crosbie and Fergal Keane OBE. 

Ann-Marie O’Sullivan, one of the organisers, referred to him as ‘one of Ireland’s most successful and respected business figures’ and that despite his great success in business, said he has spent much of his life working for social responsibility and equality and over the years, working ‘in a quiet humble way, never looking for recognition, but has effected great change for his communities’.

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