Photo of a horse farm in Lexington, Kentucky/Pixabay
Kildare County Council is inviting local teenagers to apply for a student exchange to the county’s American twin.
Kildare has been twinned with Lexington in Kentucky since 1984. Like its Irish counterpart, Kentucky is a hub of American horse racing and breeding.
Students over the age of 15 are invited to apply for a 10-day exchange programme, which will be accompanied by an adult chaperone. It will take place during the summer holidays (from about June 30), and students will receive a grant from Kildare County Council to defray their costs.
Those who want to apply are asked to email Marjorie Moore, student exchange officer at Kildare Twinning (firstname.lastname@example.org or 087 9984940) by Friday, March 21.