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Teen’s popular Pumpkin Patch showcases enterprising talents

Wednesday, 4th November, 2020 10:17am
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CORRANDULLA looked particularly spook-tacular in the lead-up to Halloween night 2020 after an innovative local teen unveiled his very own pumpkin patch which saw families flocking to the venue to select their own orange delight from his home-grown crop.

The founder of Michael’s Pumpkin Patch, which was located beside his parents’ store Dooley’s Shop, is none other than Michael Gilmore (14), a young man who has been growing pumpkins since he was just four years old.

From planting a few seeds as a pre-schooler to growing 200 pumpkins in 2018, the Coláiste Bhaile Chláir student had an idea pop into his head last May and that was to launch his very own pumpkin patch.

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