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2018 was another busy year for town twinning. The Bressuire twinning committee and members clearly go all out to celebrate St Patrick’s day with great style and panache. The highlight of 2018 was the visit of a football team from along with Management and Coaches from St Mary’s GAA Club in Leixlip and 7 musicians and dancers from Craobh Bheartla Ui Flatharta , Councillor Joe Neville and Marian Lyons from Leixlip twinning to Bressuire in May . The party spent the weekend from 25th -28th May with host families. The St Mary’s team did some workshops in the local Bressuire schools on Saturday and Monday and played a very sporty match against a French team on Sunday afternoon. The jury is out as to who won the match. This was the first time in our 22 years of town twinning that a n Irish team played against a French team. The musicians from Craobh Bheartla Ui Fhlatharta provided the music on the Saturday night and also on the Sunday morning during the 5k walk Our visit also coincided with the annual film festival in Bressuire and the Irish film that was featured was Brooklyn. So overall a lovely combination of sport, culture and entertainment!
7 Musicians and dancers from Craobh Bheartla Ui Fhlatharta entertaing the local Bressuire people during the 5k walk in May 2018