Delegates from Templemore Twinning Committee have recently returned from another successful visit to Premilhat, France where they even managed to catch the eye of the local media during their trip.
Young Shane Ryan of Whitefield Templemore caused quite a sensation in the local newspaper La Montagne during the tree planting ceremony in Premilhat which celebrated the Tenth anniversary of Twinning with the town from Tipperary.
The St. Colmcille pupil and members of the Templemore Twinning group were helped by Premilhat committee members in a tree planting ceremony which marked a decade of good will, school exchanges and cultural visits between the towns.
A wooden plaque featuring the date of the momentous occasion was also placed beside the tree which will continue to act as a reminder of the good relationship between the two communities for the next decade. “It was a very good trip and great to see our friends in Premilhat again. We travelled to the village of Oradour-sur-Glane which was burnt to the ground in 1944 by the Germans and has remained as a permanent memorial and museum. We were also entertained by our hosts and a reception was held for us in the town hall on return. We look forward to having our friends from Premilhat come and visit us again soon,” said Jim O’Shea.