Templemore Council celebrated 25 years of links with Spain this month when a delegation consisting of Serena Duran Daly, and Kevin Fogarty, recalled the first Spanish students coming to town back in 1988.
“We’ve been friends ever since,” said Mr Fogarty. Ms Duran said a son of one of the Spanish students staying with her had told her: “This is where my parents fell in love.” The delegation unveiled a new logo for the 25th anniversary of the Jack in the Box project, originally spearheaded by local woman Geraldine Crampton, and her late mother Mollie. The delegation were each presented with a history of Templemore Town Council 1860 -2010. Cllr Lily O’Brien said it’s great for young people to mix with other cultures.
New Heritage Trail
The Council has allocated J8,000 for the development of a Heritage Trail.
The trail will include signage panels around town and interpretative panels for key locations and buildings. The proposed trail will include 12 locations: Train Station; Sacred Heart Church; Our Lady’s Secondary School/Convent of Mercy; Orphanae; Tig Mhuire; St Mary’s Church; Town Hall; Methodist Church; Town Park; Templemore Church; Blackcastle; and the Garda College. The next steps are to obtain consent from the owners to erect signage on land not publicly owned, and to obtain formal quotes for infrastructure works. “The objective is to enhance the public realm of Templemore,” said Town Clerk Tom McGrath.