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Talk on Shannon Airport founder's Terryglass connection

Wednesday, 6th February, 2019 4:39pm
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Talk on Shannon Airport founder's Terryglass connection

Pictured at Kilbarron Terryglass Historical Society’s recent threshing night in Hannigan’s of Kilbarron are (from left) Tess Burke, Mary Heenan, John and Norah O’Donoghue.

Talk on Shannon Airport founder's Terryglass connection

Pictured at Kilbarron Terryglass Historical Society’s recent threshing night in Hannigan’s of Kilbarron are (from left) Tess Burke, Mary Heenan, John and Norah O’Donoghue.

Brendan O'Regan, a man from across the Shannon in Six-Mile-Bridge, was the man behind the establishment of Shannon Airport.


He was also behind establishment of the world's first duty free airport - Shannon Duty Free, and established Shannon Industrial Free Zone followed by Shannon Development and Shannon Hotel and Catering School. He went onto develop Bunratty Castle and Folk Park, the Flying Boat Museum at Foynes, and much more.


In 1978 he founded Co-Operation North and his work in promoting peace on the island Ireland did not go unrecognised. He received many tributes.
Brendan O'Regan's connection with Terryglass was as a result of the 'Rent an Irish Cottage' scheme, which he spearheaded in villages in the Mid-West and South-West of Ireland, establishing one such scheme in Terryglass over 30 years ago and another in the neighbouring village of Puckane.


On Friday, February 8th, in Terryglass Hall at 8pm, Kilbarron Terryglass Historical Society will host Cian O'Carroll, who will take us through the life and work of Brendan O'Regan. Cian O'Carroll is collaborator with Brian O'Connell, author of 'Brendan O'Regan - Irish Innovator, Visionary & Peacemaker'.      

              
Admission: €5; members: €2.

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