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The President Michael D Higgins will travel to Galway in September to launch a weekend of celebratory events to mark the 40th anniversary of Galway's twinning with Lorient. The French Ambassador to Ireland Jean-Pierre Thébault will also be in attendance on Friday September 18.
The strong ties that exist between Galway and Lorient in France were remembered and reinforced at the weekend during an official visit by President Michael D Higgins to the Festival Interceltique de Lorient.
A concert by Alan Stivell, a Breton market in St Nicholas’ Collegiate Church, and a traditional Breton lunch are some of the events to take place this week for the Galway-Lorient Twinning annual celebration.
THE ST Patrick’s Night Céilí/Fest Noz will take place in the Black Box Theatre on Tuesday at 9pm.