Dr. Bill O' Gorman, from WIT, speaking about this site on WLR

Monday, September 21, 2009

Waterford Watercolours: Christian Brother's School, Mount Sion

Mount Sion is the home of the Irish Christian Brothers, founded in 1802 by Edmund Ignatius Rice. A native of Callan, Rice was a prosperous Catholic merchant of Waterford who was profoundly moved by the plight of the poor children of the city. From the first struggling school he founded in the city grew the mighty religious order which has spread far beyond Ireland and provided a major contribution to Catholic education.

This painting is part of a collection of watercolours of Waterford by local artist John O'Regan, commissioned by Waterford Civic Trust and sponsored by local bodies and companies. This particular painting was sponsored by the Bank of Ireland.

The watercolours were published in a diary for 1992,'93 and '94 after which they were donated to the municipal art collection of Waterford City Council.

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