first_imgA Donegal county councillor says he hopes that twins pop up across the county in the coming weeks, months and years.Cllr Jimmy KavanaghCouncillor Jimmy Kavanagh proposed at the June meeting of the municipal council that the council look into initiating a twinning programme for towns such as Letterkenny, Ramelton, Kilmacrennan, Milford and Kerrykeel.Cllr. Kavanagh said that the development of the wild Atlantic way tourism initiative was putting Donegal firmly on the tourist map and he felt that this could be further boosted by a twinning programme which would involve connections across the arts, culture, sporting organisations, youth organisations, active retirement groups etc.He also referred to the large Polish community that now resided in the county and spoke of the close connections that have been forged between Errigal College in Letterkenny and the Polish community as a good example of what can be achieved.Twinning could offer the chance for school exchanges, for sporting teams to arrange trips to each others home towns for matches, for businesses to offer discounts around the twinning arrangements for accommodation etc., for retirement and youth groups to make contact and share information. Cllr. Kavanagh also said that there were new opportunities for twinning presented by technology and by social media, and suggested that services like the library service could present the opportunity for towns to share research facilities online.He said that the council should drive the initiative but that it would need support right across the community to be successful, and he felt that the strong community spirit in our towns and villages would lend itself to making twinning very successful.He asked that the council talk to the department of the environment and report back to the members on the possibility of identifying suitable twin towns for the towns in the municipal area.Cllr. Kavanagh’s motion was seconded by Cllr. Michael McBride and was supported by the other councillors.COUNCILLOR EXPECTING TWINS – ALL ACROSS DONEGAL! was last modified: June 10th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:COUNCILLOR JIMMY KAVANAGHdonegaltwinninglast_img

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