30th Anniversary of Waldaschaff & Clonakilty twinning
This year in July a delegation from Clonakilty will travel to Waldaschaff to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the twinning between the two towns.
Programme: 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. On those dates buses will be provided by Clonakilty Town Twinning Association to and from Clonakilty / Kerry Airport while Freundeskreis Clonakilty will provide buses to and from Waldaschaff / Frankfurt-Hahn. On arrival in Waldaschaff on the 3rd July Freundeskreis Clonakilty will provide a reception and light meal in Hotel Krone for the Irish guests.The Programme for the week is currently being finalised but it is planned that on Friday 5th July there wil be a bus trip to the historic town of Bamberg for a meal and a full day of sightseeing organised by Freundeskreis Clonakilty.
Dorffest at the lough will be on Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th July
Saturday 6th July 2019:
4.00 pm Get together at the Town Hall
4.30 pm Parade to Festival area
5.00 pm Start of the official ceremony with speakers from ireland and Germany. afterwards Live Music with food and drinks by the lough.
Sunday 7th July 2019:
9.00 am Mass at the Church
After Mass Parade from the Church to the Festival area
11.00 am Live Music with Waldaschaff Brass Band
12.00 am Lunch with a selection of different local specialities.
14.00 pm Presentations by local clubs for children, teens and adults, Soccer, Table Tennis, Fire Brigade, Brass Band, Wrestling, Bouldering, Children's Choir, Town Twinning and lots of fun.
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.