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2017 Students visiting from Viarmes
A group of students from Viarmes will be visiting Tubbercurry April 12th – 19th.  Host families in the area are very kindly accommodating the students. A full itinerary is planned for the students visiting places of interest in the surrounding area.
A group of Viarmes football veterans visited Tubbercurry from Friday 2nd June returning Monday June 5th.

15th Anniversary of Tubbercurry Viarmes Twinning 2014
The Twinning Committee in Viarmes invited a group from South Sligo to go to Viarmes to celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the town twinning. A group of over 40 people travelled Thursday 16th October to Monday 20th October.  The trip included some sightseeing, day trip to Paris a lively concert and a celebration Banquet. It was a very successful & enjoyable trip. We hope to welcome our friends from Viarmes back to Tubbercurry in October 2015.  If you wish to get involved please contact Derek Sherlock on 087 6393137 or email: info@tubbercurry.ie 

French football team from Viarmes visit Tubbercurry
Thirteen young footballers and six adults from Viarmes visited Tubbercurry from 11th to 14th April last.They were looked after extremely well by Teresa and all the staff in Cawleys Hotel. They had a go at Gaelic Football and hurling on the Saturday morning, some of them adapting remarkably well to a ‘new’ sport. On Saturday afternoon they took part in a soccer blitz organised by Real Tubber followed by a pitchside bar-B-Q courtesy of the parents of the Irish players.They were presented with a perpetual cup and in turn they presented the Tubbercurry Chamber of Commerce with an engraved Shield. They visited Castlebar on the Sunday and enjoyed bowling  and paint ball.They had a bus tour of Dublin before returning to France on the Monday afternoon.Many thanks to David Bailey and Darren Kelly of Real Tubber for making the trip such a success.  

French Walking Trip May 2014
A group of our French friends from Viarmes spent a few days enjoying South Sligo. Half of them stayed in the Yeats County in Curry and the other half stayed in families. Maureen Howley brought them walking around Aclare visiting the Holy Well among other places. After lunch in Killorans, Annie herself guided them around Gallagher House and Mullholland House and the famine grave yard and Nathy Brennans for refreshments. The following day Michael Rochford showed them the French mans grave above Gurterslin. After lunch in Don Dirranes home Roger McCarrick brought them on the Maiden River forest walk and to the Ancient Ballyara graveyard with the famous Mullarkey’s horse.   That night the French were treated to a lovely meal in the Moylough Heritage centre. Many of the locals helped in the preparation and the serving of the meal. They came from far and near to entertain the French including the under 17 Irish dancing world champion of 2014, Conor Walsh.  On Sunday some of the French visited Knock Shrine while others spent the day with their host families.
On Monday they headed for Donegal with a gang of Irish to show them the Slieve League Cliffs, the highest sea cliffs in Europe.They also visited the Folk Park at Glencolmcille.The following day they went to Glenveagh National Park and the famous Derry City walls.On Wednesday they saw the Giants Causeway and Bushmills distillery and the Carrick–a– Rede Rope Bridge which very few of them dared to venture across!They stayed in Belfast that night and departed the following day after a bus tour of Belfast. A great time was enjoyed by all.