Those with an association with Teagasc Moorepark were saddened to learn that Michael J Walshe who was instrumental in establishing the world renowned research facility passed away recently.
Having graduated from UCD in 1954 with a first class honours degree in Agricultural Science, the Glen of Aherlow native was appointed ‘officer in charge’ at the An Foras Taluntais centre (Moorepark) in March, 1959.
In time, the sprawling location (1,200 acres) between Fermoy and Kilworth would go on to become a nerve centre of cutting edge research, but as the 1950s came to a close, it was very much ‘a work in progress’.
Something that Kilworth native and former Moorepark employee, Sean Hegarty, can vouch for…
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