Civic reception for Mayor of Bayeux as French links are acknowledged
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...