Twinning committee plans 25-year celebration trip to France

Flashback to 2019 and the formal unveiling of a new street sign in Roscommon – Allée De Chartrettes – by French Ambassador to Ireland, H.E. Stephane Crouzat. Also pictured are Roscommon Town Twinning members Eamonn Gleeson and Noel Connolly.

The Roscommon Chartrettes Twinning Committee are inviting individuals or groups who are interested in travelling to Chartrettes, France, this June as part of the organisation’s 25-year celebrations, to a meeting on Wednesday, March 1st, at 8 pm in Gleeson’s, Roscommon.

The 25-year celebration will take place from June 23rd to 26th. French families from the Chartrettes locality will host the Roscommon group.

This event follows on from a momentous 21st anniversary celebration in Roscommon in 2019, which was greatly supported by Roscommon County Council and the local community.

At the recent AGM of the Twinning Committee, the following officers were appointed: Noel Connolly was elected Chairperson; Eamonn Gleeson was elected Assistant Chairperson; Marie Mitchell was elected Secretary; Patricia Morris was elected Treasurer; Bill Cunningham was elected Cultural Director and Orla Leyden was elected as PRO.

The twinning has enabled many exchanges of young people and adults between both towns over twenty-five years. It is a great chance to experience French culture and language. Traditional musicians, singers and dancers form an important part of the cultural exchanges, and we welcome a wide variety of cultural groups getting involved.

The committee endeavours to develop opportunities for Irish-French commerce, cultural exchange, and to facilitate opportunities for young people from Roscommon to travel to Chartrettes to further their French language knowledge and understanding of French culture.

If you have been involved with the twinning over the 25 years and would like to revisit the ‘joie de vivre’, or if you want to come along and experience Chartrettes for the first time, we invite you to a trip-planning meeting on the Wednesday, 1st of March at 8 pm in Gleeson’s.

All are welcome to attend. On y va!