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Gardener Dermot O’Neill tragically passes away aged 58

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One of Ireland’s best known gardeners, Dermot O’Neill, passed away suddenly on Friday evening, aged 58.

Passing surrounded by his loved ones at St Vincent’s Hospital.

Dermot was diagnosed with stomach cancer in 2009, but after undergoing treatment, received the all clear in 2011. Bravely documenting his experience in the show, Dermot’s Secret Garden, were he opened up about his health while renovating a Victorian walled garden in Laois.

Dermot O’Neill

Dermot was one of the best known Gardeners in the country, thanks to his many shows on RTÉ, and BBC, also appearing on the popular American TV program, The Oprah Winfrey Show.

He also contributed to radio, featuring as a horticultural contributor to the Mooney show with Derek Mooney on RTÉ Radio 1. As well as writing several successful gardening books.

Our thoughts are with his family during this challenging time.

 

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