’Comer and French ‘twin’ mark 10 years

CASTLECOMER is hosting celebrations this weekend to mark a decade of being ‘twinned’ with French town Penvénan.

CASTLECOMER is hosting celebrations this weekend to mark a decade of being ‘twinned’ with French town Penvénan.

Fourteen adults and four children from Penvénan are due to arrive in the North Kilkenny town on Friday and will stay with local families until Monday. The French town’s mayor Michel Denniau will be taking part, as will members of both town’s Twinning Committees.

A public event to mark the 10th anniversary of the formal signing of the Twinning Charter in Castlecomer in 2001 will take place on this Saturday at 11.30am in the town’s Community Hall, with Environment Minister Phil Hogan opening the ceremonies.

Nineteen people from Castlecomer travelled to Penvénan last April to celebrate the 10th anniversary of signing the Twinning Charter in Penvénan in 2000, and the twinning project has seen over 480 people travel between the two communities over the past decade.