The sudden death of Pat Minnock last August left a void in the lives of family, friends and clients alike. Pat was a well-known agricultural consultant who had the enviable knack of being able to mix business with pleasure, enjoy life and was always very pleasant company. He was taken from this life during a family gathering in Santiago de Compostela in Spain, having just completed 120km of the Camino.

While best known for his business in Carlow, Pat was born in Clare and spent most of his childhood in Roscommon. His career in agriculture began in Warrenstown College in 1972 and then on to UCD where he specialised in horticulture.