Strengthening links between Killarney and Pleinfeld

Killarney Town Twinning Association officers Seán Counihan (back, second from right) and Sheila Dickson (front, right) with the visiting students from Pleinfeld

Two members of the Killarney Town Twinning Association are to visit Pleinfeld in Bavaria to present certificates to students who visited Killarney on an Erasmus exchange over the past year.

Chairman Seán Counihan and secretary Sheila Dickson will also avail of the opportunity to launch an induction programme for the next group of students due in Killarney in September to participate in further training and cultural and social activities.

Seán Counihan, Killarney Town Twinning Association chairman (right) with the former Mayor of Pleinfeld Markus Dirch

The beginning of a collaboration between St Brendan’s College in Killarney and a college in Pleinfeld will also form part of the trip with an introduction to the project outlined for the benefit of the principal of the Bavarian school.

Seán Counihan said St Brendan’s College German teacher Angela Daly and principal Seán Coffey have played excellent and valuable roles in the collaboration between Killarney and its twin town.

Pleinfeld is a heavily forested area in central Bavaria, in the south of the administrative region of Middle Franconia.

The town has a population of just over 7,000 and, like Killarney, the area relies on tourism, retail, light industry and agriculture.

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