French visitors most welcome

Kilmacow Town Twinning - A group of 21 people from Saint- Thurien (Brittany) is currently visiting Kilmacow. Members of the group are being hosted by local families. During their stay a number of events have been organised including visits to Waterford, Kilkenny and Dublin. As always the group will be most interested in meeting local people and engaging with them at some of the events organised as part of Town Twinning Week.

Kilmacow Town Twinning - A group of 21 people from Saint- Thurien (Brittany) is currently visiting Kilmacow. Members of the group are being hosted by local families. During their stay a number of events have been organised including visits to Waterford, Kilkenny and Dublin. As always the group will be most interested in meeting local people and engaging with them at some of the events organised as part of Town Twinning Week.

Kilmacow and Saint- Thurien twinned with each other in ceremonies held in Saint- Thurien (1995) and Kilmacow (1996). The relationship between the two communities has remained strong over the years and will be enhanced by the current visit. Great credit is due to the local twinning committee for the work done in preparing for this visit to Kilmacow this year.

Sports Complex – Fun Fiesta - The planned fun fiesta due to be held in Kilmacow a fortnight ago fell victim tothe poor weather conditions which have prevailed for much of July. The Sports Complex Committee decided to reschedule the event for Sunday, 12th August. It promises to be a fun-filled day with loads of attractions for people to enjoy. The funds raised from the Fun Fiesta will be used to enhance the facilities at the Sports Complex. The Sports Complex Committee is to be congratulated on its successful application for grant assistance to Kilkenny Leader Partnership to contribute towards the costs of the installation of a 260 metre footpath and lighting along the riverbank on the ‘Farm’ and towards the cost of a lawn mower to allow the grounds there to be maintained to a high standard.

Mullinabro Woods to be taken in charge by Kilkenny County Council - Kilkenny County Council agreed at its meeting last week to initiate proceedings for the formal taking in charge of Mullinabro Woods. There are 26 detached houses in Mullinabro Woods and the open space is maintained to a high standard. A number of remedial works were carried out to enable Kilkenny County Council to take over services. The cost of any further remedial works may be deducted from the bond under agreement with the developer/receiver.