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Conor proves he's a real bright spark

Published 06/11/2012 | 19:20

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Conor Nolan in the Mastermind chair.

A YOUNG Tullow pupil has proved that he is one of the brightest kids in Ireland after taking his place in the famous black chair on Mastermind.

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Eleven-year-old Conor Nolan from Paulville, Tullow, will feature in TV3s new series of Junior Mastermind which started on Sunday. Conor's episode will air on November 18 when he is questioned about his inspiration, Thomas Edison.

The fifth class pupil at Scoil Padraig Naofa in Tullow is no stranger to achievement. He attends a programme in Dublin each Saturday for Ireland's talented youth where he has the opportunity to learn about chemistry an archaeology.

He is the son of James and Carmel Nolan and brother to 22-year-old Craig Mulhall.

'It was absolutely brilliant, it was an experience of a lifetime,' said Conor.

He said that he admires Edison as he 'always kept working so hard and always pushed himself'.

In school his favourite subjects are English, history and science,

'I would love to invent something or work in the field of chemistry or veterinary science,' he added when asked about what he would like to do when he is older.

'He has always been very bright,' said his mother Carmel. 'When he is asked about his influences he says they are Thomas Edison and his parents.'

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