Chartrettes visitors given warm welcome



Roscommon Town Twinning Committee PRO, Cllr. Orla Leyden, said that she and her fellow committee members had been “so happy” to welcome 31 visitors from Chartrettes to celebrate the 21st Anniversary of the twinning between the two towns last weekend.

  The Roscommon committee welcomed the Chartrettes committee including President Linda Lauro and Chartrettes Deputy Mayor Pascal Gros to the unveiling of a new street sign for Aleé De Chartrettes by French Ambassador Stephane Crouzat last Friday prior to a reception at Arás an Chontae.

  The group also visited Padraig Corcoran’s Organic farm in Lecarrow on Saturday and the Roscommon Lamb Festival Barbeque.

  Cllr. Leyden paid tribute to fellow committee members and added: “The Roscommon Twinning Committee would like to thank the principals, teachers and children of St. Coman’s Wood Primary School and Gaeilscoil de hÍde for the wonderful music and dancing performances they put on Friday for our visitors as well as Gerry Shannon for the Town Walk and Roscommon Castle tour.

  “Sincere thanks also to Roscommon County Council CEO Eugene Cummins, elected members and staff including Christina Fannon for funding and the support to make this event possible”.

  Roscommon Twinning Committee also thanked Roscommon Town Team, Roscommon Chamber of Commerce, Roscommon Lions Club, AIB, Bank of Ireland, Permanent TSB, Roscommon Credit Union, and The Big Hello fund.