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Best of the Bronx 2008 Honoree: Eddie Dowling

February 17, 2011

By Staff Reporter

Eddie Dowling was born in Dublin in 1961. He went to Terenure College. After leaving college, he trained as a chartered accountant, and soon began to specialize in actuarial work.
In 1984, he married Aine Lennon from Wexford. They have four children, Conor, Erin, Kelly and Sinead.
In 1994, Dowling purchased The Padded Wagon Inc., expanding the company from a six-truck operation based on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, to a 75+ fleet operating from cities all across the U.S.A and Ireland. In 1997, Dowling moved the Padded Wagon’s headquarters to the South Bronx, where he operates at present.
Dowling is committed to supporting the Irish community both in New York and in Ireland. He supports both the Dublin and Derry Gaelic football teams in NYC. He is also a major supporter and fundraiser for Maynooth College, the University in North Kildare that houses Ireland’s last remaining seminary.

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