Johnny the Jig Statue

The statue is the work of local sculptress Sophia Rosamond Praeger. Her delightful bronze statue of a youngster playing the accordion was cast as a gift to the town and erected in 1953. The original sculpture in the North Down Museum in Bangor was created to commemorate a local Boy Scout named Fergus Morton who was killed in a road accident while doing ‘Bob a Job’ in 1952.

Beside the statue is a blue plaque to commemorate the birthplace of Robert Sullivan, one of Irelands outstanding educationalists.