Music and friendship keep Dunmore twinning alive for 30 years
A TREE-planting ceremony will be among the events to mark the 30th anniversary of the twinning of Dunmore with the town of Querrien in Brittany over the next number of days.
More than 30 people, including a group of teenagers, will arrive in Dunmore this Saturday, May 3 – making a trip hundreds of people over the years have done.
The first twinning visit took place in Querrien in 1983 and people from Querrien made the return trip to Dunmore on April 21, 1984.
The twinning has resulted in many friendships between families in both communities and while many make the journey each visit, new families and faces are also becoming involved.
This weekend’s celebrations will begin with a special Mass on Sunday. This will be followed by a tree planting ceremony at the new Enterprise Centre in Dunmore and a meal and music.
Music is always a key part of the visits in both countries and there will be nightly sessions to entertain the Querrien visitors, many of whom will bring their own instruments along to join in the fun.