© Leixlip Town Twinning Association 2024
Welcome to Leixlip Town Twinning Association  Leixlip has been twinned with the French town of Bressuire since  October 1996 and with the American town of Niles since 1999.  Twinning is about bringing people together and developing partnerships between towns of other nations. It creates opportunities for citizens of member towns to experience and explore other cultures. It creates an atmosphere for economic development and trade opportunities. It stimulates an environment in which problems can be resolved on a person-to-person basis and breaks down cultural and social barriers.  On a practical level twinned towns can link Chambers of Commerce, facilitate student job placement, hold cultural events, and exhibitions, run summer camps and sporting events, link web sites, exchange knowledge on how their towns operate, bring citizen of all age groups together. In short as long as there are people with ideas the list is endless.   Twinning is for everyone both young and old!
Bonne Fête St Patrick à vous tous Les événements pour marquer la fête en 2021 sont tous en ligne -allez à St Patrick's Festival.ie les regarder
Nos salutations chaleureuses de Leixlip à tous et à toutes nos chers /chères amies à Bressuire. Ce soir ,à Kildare, la veille de la journée de la saint- brigitte on allume des bougies comme symbole de l'espoir ,et de l'arrivée du printemps .
Happy St Brigid's Day et looking forward to welcoming you to Kildare in the very near future.
DE TRÈS BONNES NOUVELLES Le défilé de la St Patrick est de retour après deux ans d'absence,elle sera plus grande et meilleure que les années précédentes. Nous souhaitons à tous nos amis de Bressuire France et du monde entier une très bonne St Patrick. Pour regarded le défilé en ligne rendez-vous sur https://stpatricksfestival.ie. The Leixlip St Patrick's Day organising committee are very pleased to announce the return of the local parade which will start on St Patrick's Day from the Green Lane Schools at 1pm. Leixlip Town Twinning Association AGM will take place- our first since 2020-in the Springfield Hotel on Tuesday 29th March at 8pm Members of the Public welcome to attend. New members always welcome to join us.
As part of the 25th anniversary celebrations of the Leixlip-Bressuire twinning and following the success of the two recent visits to Bressuire this summer, Leixlip Town Twinning Association is hosting a Bastille Day “soirée” on the 14 th July in Confey GAA Club and all are welcome. “We have held various events to mark Bastille Day here in Leixlip over the years”, said Marian Lyons, Secretary to the Town Twinning Association, “but obviously not for several years now”. “We have enjoyed a game of boules in the grounds of Leixlip Library, a showing of the film Amélie, an evening of song and poetry and a French quiz, among other activities”, said Marian. “This year we have Confey Community Band to entertain us and we expect some of our “old friends” will delight us with their repertoire of French songs.” “We will be showcasing our website”, said Marian, “and there will be a bienvenue for anyone curious to learn more about what we do in the Twinning Association”. Wine and finger food will be served from 8pm. A small delegation from Leixlip has just returned from the bi-annual Highland Games in Bressuire on 11th and 12th June. Paddy Lennon, Chairperson of Leixlip Town Twinning Association, who attended, said it was a pleasure to be back in Bressuire where a warm welcome is always extended to people from Leixlip. “The Games were a great success as usual”, said Paddy, “with Irish and Scottish entertainment including a great march past of pipe bands, always an impressive sight and sound. We hope our relationship with Bressuire will continue for many years to come”, said Paddy.
Barbara Kavanagh and Brigitte Martin in Bressuire 2022
One of the highlights of the trip of the Irish delegation comprising Marian Lyons,Mary Foley and Barbara to Marais Poitevin in May 2022
Members of Bressuire and Leixlip twinning on a delightful boat trip on Marais Poitevin
Gift presented to Leixlip from Bressuire to mark 25 th anniversary twinned with them
Mary Pinet in Bressuire 2022
Trip to Villandry Gardens in May 2022