25th Anniversary Visit to Waldaschaff in 2014
2014 is the 25th Anniversary of the twinning of Clonakilty with Waldaschaff and to celebrate this historic occasion a delegation from Clonakilty will visit Waldaschaff this year from 4th to 11th June 2014. As well as being a reunion for anyone who has lived, worked or visited Waldaschaff at any time over the years, this is a great opportunity for anyone who has never been to Waldaschaff to be part of this historic event and experience the wonderful friendship that exists between our two communities.
Clonakilty St. Patrick's Day Parade 2014
Clonakilty Town Twinning Association again this year organised the very successful Clonakilty St. Patrick's Day Parade on Monday 17th March 2014.
The parade started as usual at Faxbridge and finished at the Old Technical School, Western Road, Clonakilty. Weather was good and there was a huge turnout for what was probably the best ever St. Patricks Day Parade in Clonakilty.
The Clonakilty Brass Band played at Astna Square before the parade and the Butter Exchange Band were the main marching band.
Clonakilty Town Twinning Association wish to thanks all who participated, did stewarding or helped in any way in the organising of this years very enjoyable Clonakilty's St Patrick's Day Parade.
1st Prize of €300 went to Clonakilty Tidy Towns with their imaginative float lamenting the demise of Clonakilty Town Council & local democracy while 2nd prize €200 went to Scoil na mBuachaillí. 10 prizes of €100 were awarded to each of the following:
Rural Transport - Tom O'Mahony
An Post Rás
St. Joseph's Girls N.S.
Gaelscoil Chloch na gCoillte
Clonakilty GAA Camogie
This was the 20th Parade organised by the Twinning Association and during that period the Parade has gone from strength to strength. Clonakilty Credit Union was again the major sponsor and without their sponsorship over the years the Parade could not have flourished to become one of the best parades in Ireland.