The Roscommon-Chartrettes Twinning Committee recently received this letter from their counterparts in Chartrettes…
Participants had a meeting last weekend to watch photos and videos of our stay in Ireland.
We thought back about our immersion into the Irish atmosphere from May 1 to 5.
We saw the pictures of our visit to Dublin again, then Galway, Kinvara and Kilmacduagh (thanks to Bill and his son, the ‘Irish bard’, who showed us around and delighted us with their knowledge).
We remembered the wonderful programme developed for us, including visits to the two schools in Roscommon where children showed us their great mastery of traditional songs and dances as well as typical Gaelic sports like hurling and camogie.
We were very honoured to attend the street-naming of Allée de Chartrettes, in presence of H.E. Stéphane CROUZAT, French Ambassador in Ireland.
We were very happy to take part in the Lamb Festival, and attend various events, including the traditional BBQ, and the typical sheepdog and sheep shearing shows.
Thanks to your invitation, we saw many wonders that we will remember for a long time.
But one thing will remain forever in our hearts: the warmth of your welcome.
We enjoyed the typical Irish evening at the pub (a very big thanks to the musicians).
For all these reasons and many more, I would like to tell you, on my behalf and on behalf of the members of the Chartrettes Twinning group who travelled to Ireland:
Thank you all. Thank you Roscommon
We are looking forward to meeting you soon in Roscommon and in Chartrettes, for example for the 25th anniversary of the twinning in 2023 and for the Olympics in Paris in 2024.
Chairperson of Chartrettes Twinning Committee