Civic re­cep­tion for Mayor of Bayeux as French links are ac­knowl­edged

Gorey Guardian - - NEWS - By BREN­DAN KEANE

GOREY MU­NIC­I­PAL District Coun­cil ex­tended a civic re­cep­tion to a vis­it­ing del­e­ga­tion from France last week when the Mayor of Bayeux, Pa­trick Ga­mont, and his wife, Madame Mar­tine Ga­mont, stopped off while on a tour of Wex­ford.

They were ac­com­pa­nied by the Deputy Mayor, Madame Chris­tine Cabon-Delacroix.

The vis­i­tors ar­rived in Gorey on Tues­day hav­ing spent time in the New Ross area the pre­vi­ous day. They vis­ited Christ Church and then were given a re­cep­tion in the Coun­cil Cham­ber.

The Cathaoir­leach, Cllr Joe O’Sul­li­van, wel­comed the del­e­ga­tion and said it was good to be forg­ing closer links be­tween the two re­gions.

‘We have a lot in com­mon in the two ar­eas es­pe­cially in terms of agri­cul­ture and the pop­u­la­tions,’ he said, in his ad­dress to the vis­i­tors.

He also spoke of a pre­vi­ous visit he paid to the Bayeux re­gion in 2017 when along with stu­dents, teach­ers and Coun­cil of­fi­cials he went to a lo­cal school over there and saw the Bayeux ta­pes­try.

Cllr O’Sul­li­van said it was good to forge strong links with our neigh­bours in main­land Europe while the vis­i­tors ex­pressed de­light in be­ing able to visit Gorey and Mr La­mont said it an hon­our to be af­forded a civic re­cep­tion.

He said it was a priv­i­lege to en­hance the links be­tween the two ar­eas and ex­pressed hope that such links will be de­vel­oped fur­ther into the fu­ture. He thanked Cllr O’Sul­li­van and the lo­cal of­fi­cials, in­clud­ing District Man­ager, Amanda Byrne, for their hos­pi­tal­ity and said he and his wife, along with Ms Cabon-Delacroix, had en­joyed their time in County Wex­ford.

Oth­ers in at­ten­dance at the re­cep­tion in­cluded stu­dents and teach­ers from Creagh Col­lege, Gorey Com­mu­nity School, Mandi Tighe, from Gorey Youth Needs, and Wil­lie Wil­loughby, from North Wex­ford His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety.

While in the Coun­cil cham­ber the vis­i­tors were treated to a meal and re­fresh­ments.

At the civic re­cep­tion for the Mayor of Bayeux at Civic Build­ings in Gorey were, front row: Madame Mar­tine Gomont, Mayor of Bayeux Pa­trick Gomont, Cathaoir­lach, Cllr Joe Sul­li­van, Bayeux deputy Mayor Madame Chris­tine Cabon-Delacroix, Cllr. Pip Breen...

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