A new town twinning agreement has been signed between Granard and the Normandy town of East Rouen.
Granard was founded in 1100s by the Normans and the project has been developed over the last three years by the local town twinning team and librarian Rosemary Gaynor.
The official agreement was signed yesterday in the presence of the French Ambassador and a three person delegation from East Rouan is visiting Granard and Longford town today.
A new Twinship between 🇮🇪Granard in Co. Longford and 🇫🇷Rouen-Est in #Normandie has been signed today, celebrating a common Norman heritage and new opportunities of development. pic.twitter.com/TQDAURmGvr
— France in Ireland 🇫🇷 🇪🇺 (@FranceinIreland) September 16, 2021
Moira Mahon from the town twinning team says they are very anxious create develop the cultural connection between the two communities.