Fermoy to host visitors from Ploemeur

Group in attendance last Tuesday night's Fermoy/Ploemeur Twinning Association meeting in The Grand Hotel, Fermoy. (Pic: John Ahern)

The twinning committee is busy preparing for the visit of 24 visitors from Ploemeur between April 13 and 19 next.

All guests will stay with local families. While most will already know the families with whom they will be staying, for others it will be their first visit to the town.


Local elected representatives and the administrative staff of Fermoy Municipal District have always been particularly supportive of the twinning and this year again, visitors and their hosts will receive a civic welcome in their offices.


A varied programme of events is being put in place. The overall aim is to enable guests to have a great time while learning more about the Irish way of life and culture.

Music will again feature prominently in the programme: a concert is being organised in The Village Arts Centre which will feature Irish traditional music as well as other musical styles.

In addition, we are assured that no opportunity for music and singing will be lost in the course of the week, as hosts and guests gather in local pubs and other venues.

Christy Roche has for many years made himself available to explain aspects of local history and his talks have always added greatly to the experience of visitors and locals alike.

This year is no exception and a walking tour of part of the town lead by Christy, is again planned.

Visitors will take a guided tour of UCC which will include the college’s collection of Ogham stones, the Honan Chapel and the Aula Maxima.

Other activities planned include an introduction to hurling, and visits to the Dunbrody famine ship and museum in New Ross, to the Kennedy Homestead and the Hook lighthouse.