This year in July a delegation from Clonakilty will travel to Waldaschaff to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the twinning between the two towns. It is expected that most of the group will travel on 3rd July with Ryanair from Kerry Airport to Frankfurt Hahn and return on Wednesday 10th July. OFFICIAL EVENTS will be on Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th July. Freundeskreis Clonakilty are currently preparing a programme of events for the week.
It is hoped that many of the original delegation that attended the official twinning ceremony on 2nd July 1989 will again travel to Waldaschaff this year for the 30th Anniversary celebrations. Anyone who would like further information should contact anyone on our committee.
The Twinning Charter was signed in Waldaschaff on Sunday 2nd July 1989 by Chairman of Clonakilty Town Council Charles R Cullinane and Burgermeister of Waldaschaff Peter Winter in the presence of Auxiliary Bishop Helmut Bauer and the Irish Ambassador Kester W. Heaslip.
Over 100 people from Clonakilty traveled to Waldaschaff for the event including Chairman of Clonakilty Town Twinning Association Danny Lordan, Clonakilty Town Clerk Michael Kenneally and the St. Patrick's Brass Band (now Clonakilty Brass Band) under the leadership of Brawny Wycherley. Clonakilty Town Councillors Donal Cullinane & Diarmuid O'Donovan also attended as did Monsignor Daly PPVG and Principal of Clonakilty Sacred Heart Secondary School Sr. Eilish McGrath.