THE MAYOR of Drogheda's US sister city, Salinas, seems to have lost his heart to the town, making his second trip here last week, and holding several meetings with members of Drogheda Borough Council and the Local Heroes project.
Mayor Dennis Donohue, who was in Dublin and Belfast with the Irish Technology Leadership Group, was met in Hillsborough by Mayor of Drogheda Kevin Callan who attended discussions with the ITLG around the area of network links between Silicon Valley, Ireland and the European Union.
Following on from this meeting, Drogheda will have a further visit from Cian Hughes of the ITLG in the coming weeks, where he will meet with members of the local council, officials and the Local Heroes project.
'Mayor Donohue was with us in Drogheda for one day as part of his visit and, in that time, he met with members of the Borough Council, including Cllrs. Anthony Donohue, Frank Maher and Linda Bell Woods and the Town Clerk Joan Martin, at the Council offices where he was shown a collection of historic documents such as the Royal Charters of King James and King William III,' he said.
'He also met with the Drogheda City Status group with whom he had a briefing on their efforts and was presented with a gift which was produced locally.'
The mayor was also taken on a tour of the Boyne Valley and visited the John Boyle O'reilly Memorial at Netterville Manor and Newgrange.
The Local Heroes project also held discussions with Mayor Donohue and he had an opportunity to discuss the issue of the sister city relationship and the recent Silicon Valley Gateway status that Drogheda has obtained through the ITLG who have given a $50,000 investment towards the Drogheda.