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Carlow man Brian Flynn wins runner-up prize in nationwide competition with poignant picture of his late father, Mick Flynn

Posted on: 18 Aug 2021

Carlow man Brian Flynn is pictured with Maxol Independent Dealer, Rory Hannon outside Maxol O’Brien Road, Carlow. Brian was recently announced a runner-up in Ireland AM’s Camera Club contest, sponsored by Maxol, which called for viewers nationwide to capture black and white photos of people, places or occasions that have been part of their lives over the years. 

Brian’s heart-warming image of his late father, a smiling Mick Flynn, struck a chord with Camera Club judge Jenny McCarthy, and secured his place as finalist, for which he received a €500 fuel voucher.

Maxol is Ireland’s largest family-owned forecourt retailer and 2020 marked its centenary year.

Brian Donaldson, CEO of The Maxol Group commented, “Our service stations have been located in the heart of many communities around Ireland for the last 100 years, and in recognition of this, we wanted to do something to celebrate Ireland’s historic towns, villages and communities. We’d like to extend our warm congratulations to Brian and to all our finalists; we were blown away by the quality and variety of photos submitted. As a privately owned Irish business, we really value the people and places that make our communities special to us.”

Brian’s photo of his beloved father Mick is now on display at Maxol O’Brien Road, Carlow.