Templemore Twinning Association A.G.M.

A First for the Association - A twinning association showcase of Potenza Picena and Premilhat will be held in Templemore Library on Thursday August 2nd at 8pm. There will be a cheese and wine reception with local French and Italian produce. All welcome.

A First for the Association - A twinning association showcase of Potenza Picena and Premilhat will be held in Templemore Library on Thursday August 2nd at 8pm. There will be a cheese and wine reception with local French and Italian produce. All welcome.

The AGM of Templemore Twinning Association took place recently.

The election of officers was as follows:

Chairperson: Siobhan Keating

Vice Chairperson: Michael Curley

Secretary: Lorraine Ludden

Asst. Secretary: Joan Byrne

President: Maura Byrne

Joint Treasurers: Teresa Devaney; Tom Mc Grarth

P.R.O.: Jackie Costello

Liason Officers: Jim O’ Shea ; Marcus Wilson

Events from the previous year were reported on.

Most recently, students from Templemore College of Education (formerly St Sheelan’s) completed a very successful and valuable work experience in France.

Unfortunately there were not enough numbers this year for a second exchange.

In March Templemore welcomed visitors from both Premilhat and Potenza Picena for St. Patrick’s Day.

Some months earlier Templemore Soccer Team had a very enjoyable trip to France where both French and Irish participants enjoyed the sporting and social events.

In June of 2011 a group of 20 travelled from Templemore to Italy to participate in “The Twinned Town Cup” golf competition. A marvellous time was had by all with the Italians being the victors on that occasion. 2013 will see France host the next competition.

Throughout the year visitors from both our twinned towns have holidayed in Templemore and its environs, bringing a welcome boost to both the local and national economy. People from Templemore have also travelled to France and Italy independently and have given feedback to the association of very enjoyable trips.

Trip To France 2012

A delegation from the association will travel to Premilhat in September - dates to be confirmed, for their Harvest Festival.

All are welcome. For more information contact Jim O’ Shea 085 1744791.

Trip To Italy 2012

A delegation will travel to Potenza Picena for the “Grapa D’Or “ festival .

Leaving Templemore on Thursday 27th September and returning Tuesday 2nd October.

All welcome. Anyone wishing to travel or for further information contact Marcus Wilson 086 8661501 or Jackie Costello 086 6089889

Invitation

The association would like to extend an invitation to all the other clubs and associations in the Templemore and surrounding areas to send a representative to join the association. The same welcome is extended to any person in the local community who would have an interest.

The association would also like to make it known that trips to our Twinned Towns are open to all, not just the town and parish of Templemore, Clonmore and Killea but to the surrounding towns and wider areas.

The next meeting will be held on Wednesday 22nd August at 8.30pm in the Town Hall.