WATCH: This four-year-old from Cork knows more about Covid-19 and viruses than most adults 7 months ago

WATCH: This four-year-old from Cork knows more about Covid-19 and viruses than most adults

He has a bright future ahead of him.

It’s been a year since Ireland introduced restrictions to combat the spread of Covid-19 and it’s safe to say life has not been like anyone expected over the past 12 months.

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Despite learning most of what we knew about pandemics from films like Contagion and Outbreak prior to a year ago, the knowledge of the public on the topic has increased vastly over the past year.

But some have taken the pursuit of knowledge to new levels.

Step forward four-year-old Ciarán O'Keefe from Buttevant in Cork who, according to his proud mother Gráinne, has even impressed Professor Luke O'Neill with his knowledge of how viruses work.

"I put it in our family WhatsApp group and my brother Niall emailed it to Luke O'Neill," Gráinne told JOE.

"I had no idea he was doing it until he rang me, saying Dr. Luke had watched it and said it was superb and to tell Ciarán well done from him.

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"We were shocked. It was very nice of him to take the time to watch it and respond too."

Ciarán is a man always on the hunt for work and Gráinne and Ciaran's father, Dan, are never short of help when he's around.

"Dan is an electrician by trade and Ciarán likes to help him fix things, like the immersion switch and checks that the power is going to the light switches using Dan's tools and his own tool box of bits," Gráinne said.

"Ciarán has an interest in how everything works really, he's a great man to help me paint the shed, helps with the power hosing and loves getting stuck in everything.