Thursday 26 April 2018

Dundalk twins with US city Pikeville

Efforts to establish the 'twinning' arrangement between Dundalk and the US city of Pikeville were advanced during the recent trip to New York for the St. Patrick's Day celebrations, Louth County Councillors heard at their monthly meeting.

CEO Joan Martin told members that prior to travelling a Skype conference was held between officials and management of the two local authorities.

They accepted an invitation to join the team during the St. Patrick's day New York visit, where they advanced the 'Sister City' action plan for 2017/2018.

'As a result an economic development group from Pikeville are to visit Dundalk in July to coincide with the grand opening of the Pearse Lyons Distillery in Dublin. A community trip to Dundalk is also proposed by Pikeville for the last week in September,' said the CEO.

She explained that the Sister city agreement came about because of Dr.Pearse Lyons connection to Dundalk.

The Argus