Celbridge set for twinning with Versailles

Public meeting to be held on April 25

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Celbridge set for twinning with Versailles

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An information meeting is planned as Celbridge gets set for twinning with Versailles in France.

Kildare town, Frank O’Rourke has stated that the process of twinning Celbridge with Versailles has commenced and is encouraging Celbridge residents to attend an information meeting on the twinning project on April 25 at 8pm in the Kildrought Lounge.

“Celbridge and Versailles have commenced the twinning process.This is a very exciting project which continues to build on the links that have already been established between both towns in the area of education, sports, business, tourism and the equine industry," he said.

“The modern concept of town twinning is that it is intended to foster friendship and understanding between different cultures and in some cases between former foes. Twining also encourages trade and tourism.

"On Wednesday April 25, an information meeting on the twinning will be held. It will outline what is involved in the process and summarise the opportunities for Celbridge.”

“All Celbridge residents, including business people, voluntary and community groups, sporting organisations etc are all invited. I have worked hard with my colleagues Amanda Bane, Cllr Michael Coleman and Jarlath Daly with the support of Kildare County Council and the Celbridge/Leixlip MD to assist this project to this stage and now we need to move it forward and plan comprehensively for this Twinning.”

He said Twinning can derive much benefit for Celbridge, and the more inclusive the process is, the better.