Dr Brendan O’Regan to be honoured next month

Clare Champion, Friday, 26 January, 2007

The Clare man credited with invention duty free shopping is to be honoured with a major exhibition of his long list of achievements next month.

Dr Brendan O’Regan, who is highly acclaimed as one of Ireland’s most noted peace ambassadors and initiators of commercial and industrial initiatives, will be the subject of the exhibition in the Clare Museum in Ennis.

Dr. O’Regan’s many achievements include setting up the world’s first Duty Free Shop at Shannon Airport and the establishment of Co-operation Ireland – the single largest organisation working in the area of peace and reconciliation on the Island of Ireland.

The Clare Museum exhibition, which has been approved by the Sixmilebridge native, will be officially opened on February 8.

John Rattigan, curator of Clare Museum said that the upcoming exhibition would honour all of Dr. O’Regan’s achievements and feature some of the many academic and civil accolades he has been awarded throughout his “incredible career”.

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