TUAM Municipal District Council members Cllr Joe Sheridan, Cllr Stephen McHugh, Cllr Pete Roche and Cllr Andrew Reddington with Tuam Town Manager Derek Pender, John Coyle, Senior Engineer, Cllr Mary Hoade, Emily Reynolds, Chair of Tuam Straubing Twinning Committee and Cathaoirleach of the MDC, Cllr Donagh Killilea at the launch of the Tuam Straubing Twinning Exhibition. Photo Ray Ryan


Exhibition charting links between twin towns opens

AN exhibition charting the development of Tuam’s Twinning with Straubing has gone on display in the town this week.

Photographs and documents from the signing of the Twinning Charter in the Synod Hall in September 1991 form the centrepiece of the display that is located on the first floor of the council building.

The late Miko Kelly, who was Chairman of Tuam Town Commissioners, signed the charter alongside the then Lord Mayor of Straubing Reinhold Perlak, who presented Cllr Kelly with a replica of the Roman Statue, Statuette of Lar, as an official gift.

The statuette, original partnership deed agreements, and photos of the ceremony in the Synod Hall are featured in the collection that has been curated by Senior Area Engineer John Coyle.

Archive news reports on the original twinning proposals from both The Tuam Herald and from the Straubinger Tagblatt are also included in the exhibition, alongside information on the history of the Twinning provided by German Ambassador Cord Meier-Klodt who visited Straubing Street in Tuam last year…

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