CLOSE on 50 guests from Killarney’s twin towns and affiliated locations throughout the world battled it out on the golf courses of Kerry in recent days.
Killarney’s town twinning association hosted an international sister city golfing event to which representatives of all of Killarney’s twin towns and cities were invited and they competed on Killarney’s Killeen and Mahony’s Point courses as well as Dooks, Tralee and Waterville where Storm Lorenzo tried its utmost to scupper proceedings.
A delegation from Casperia in Italy– including the mayor – enjoyed a first visit to Killarney and teams also travelled from Pleinfeld in Germany, Scotstdale in Arizoina and Tauves in France.
The honours out on the course went to the team from Concord, North Carolina in the US which is one of Killarney’s longest established twins, and the cup and trophies were presented by Mayor of Killarney, Cllr Michael Gleeson.
Town Twinning Association Chairman, Sean Counihan, said discussions were held with all towns and cities to determine ways to build stronger relationships between them all, through tourism promotion, the development of industrial and other economic links while the launch of an Erasmus programme for hospitality students – with an exchange projects between Killarney and the German town of Pleinfeld – is next on the agenda.
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