Sculpture unveiled in Longford to mark 20th anniversary of French twinning

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Twinning Programme

Karine Floret, Annie Coent, Jelphine Boyer Heulot, Gilles de Bel-air, Marie Butler, Mary Carleton Reynolds at the unveiling in Longford.

A sculpture to mark the 20th anniversary of the Town Twinning between Longford town and Noyal Chatillon Sur Seiche was unveiled on Friday, November 30 last at the Remembrance Garden on Great Water Street, Longford.

“It was a wonderful occasion and very historic,” said Mary Carleton Reynolds.
“The twinning programme has been a wonderful initiative and has helped to strengthen ties between the two towns.”

Meanwhile, the sculpture was presented to the town by a delegation from Noyal Chatillon Sur Seiche, who visited the area for the occasion and joined in the turning on of the Christmas lights.

The delegation from Noyal led by Mayor Gilles de Belair saw the sculpture, designed by an artist from Noyal and gifted from the Mayor and citizens of Noyal Chatillon, unveiled by the Mayor and the Cathaoirleach of Longford Municipal District Cllr Seamus Butler.

It was an historic occasion and was celebrated in style when the Mayor and his delegation later officiated at the turning on of the Christmas Lights on Longford town’s Market Square.

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