*Josh Touhy, Susan Frawley (principal), Jackie McInerney (sponsor), Christan Cunneen, Luke Culbert and Oisin Kelly. 

EFFORTS to ensure the legacy of Brendan O’Regan lives on formed the inspiration of a new initiative by the Sixmilebridge Historical Society.

As part of the Brendan O’Regan Awareness Programme which has been led by the Sixmilebridge Historical Society, the inaugural Dr Brendan O’Regan primary school quiz was held.

Thirteen primary schools in Shannon, Cratloe, Sixmilebridge, Kilmurry and Newmarket-on-Fergus were approached to teach a history module on the life of O’Regan to all sixth class students.

On completion of this module, the schools competed in the quiz which was won by St John’s NS in Cratloe. They won following a tiebreak with three schools finishing level on points, such was the amount of information consumed on the man responsible for transforming the Shannon region. The quiz was held in the O’Regan Sports Hall in St. Finnachta’s NS in Sixmilebridge.

Each school was presented with a large photograph of O’Regan by the society to be displayed in their classrooms. Before the quiz each team were photographed with their teacher at the statue to O’Regan which was unveiled last July. A framed photograph of the occasion was recently presented to each school in recognition of their visit to the statue.

Cratloe’s victorious team was presented with a bronze statue of O Regan and each individual received a copy of the booklet of the history of the statue.

This event will be held annually and any school who would like to participate can contact Tim Crowe, Chairperson of the Sixmilebridge Historical Society at 0872052842.

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