Meeting to discuss twinning Sixmilebridge/Kilmurry and Nort-sur-Erdre Wednesday 1st April 2015..


We are having a meeting to discuss the proposal for a town twinning between Sixmilebridge/Kilmurry and Nort-sur-Erdre .

DATE: Wednesday 1st April 2015
ill Bar in Sixmilebridge
TIME: 8.00pm

Nort-sur-Esrdre is a small town located in the Pays-de-la-Loire in western France, approximately 35 km north of the city of Nantes. Nort-sur-Erdre has a population of 7400.

The mayor of the town is Mr. Yves Dauvé. Nort-sur-Erdre is currently twinned with the town of Piedrabuena in central Spain and in August of this year, they will celebrate 10 years of twinning when a delegation from Piedrabuena will travel to Nort-sur-Erdre for the annual jazz festival.

A delegation of 6-8 people from Nort-sur-Erdre is planning on coming to Sixmilebridge in mid April to visit our village and environs. Among those travelling will be the mayor and local councillor Mr. Carlos McErlain who is a secondary school teacher. The delegation is interested in meeting local people who are keen on the idea of twinning our two communities. The proposal for twinning was initiated by Mr. McErlain who has family connections to Kilmurry.

The benefits of twinning are well recognised and Nort-sur-Erdre is ideally located to allow easy access between the two communities.   It is approximately 4 ½ hours drive from Cherbourg/Roscoff and seasonal flights operate between Shannon and Nantes.

Educational language exchanges would be of benefit to secondary school pupils and there are several cultural and sports clubs who could potentially benefit fron close links between Sixmilebridge and Nort-sur-Erdre .

Nort-sur-Erdre was part of Brittany before being separated in the 18th century. There still exists a strong Breton influence in the region and strong links existed between the area and Ireland based on our shared celtic origins. Similarities in the breton language and music to our own gaeilge and our traditional music strngthen the ties between our two communities.



We are just starting sailing this weekend so if anyone is interested they could call down to the sailing club from 1.00 on Sunday.


Easter is coming fast and we already have bookings for junior Sailing course in Cullaun. This course will set you up to take part in the Spring and Early Summer leagues.  It starts on Monday March 30th for five days, 10.00-1630. It is ideal for those who have already started sailing.  The summer sailing courses are starting on June 29 th and July 13th. Bookings Are now been taken by our Junior Sailing Officer or you can book online here


The ISA Junior Sailing Summer Camp for children aged 8-17yrs takes place this summer. The ISA Junior Sailing Summer Camp (JSSC) is ISA certified training courses run by ISA qualified Instructors who follow the relevant national syllabi, ISA Young Sailors Scheme (YSS) & the ISA Small Boat Sailing Scheme (SBSS) and lots more!sail_1

This summer camp is designed primarily to teach children the life-skill of sailing in a safe, supervised environment. Every day from 10.00 am to 4.30 pm, a whole new world of experiences is opened up for them as ISA qualified instructors gently and patiently explain the mysteries of the water and the wind and how best to use them together to command their boat. The theory that is taught onshore is put into practise on the water and with that comes knowledge, ability and camaraderie with other children that builds over 2 weeks.


As children grow in knowledge and skill they also grow in confidence and pride in themselves as they become more proficient and ‘master of their ship’. They’re outdoors, in the fresh air, socialising and learning with other children, a skill that will last a lifetime. It is a thrilling and exciting experience that can give your children memories for life as they develop a love for and confidence in, the water.


Equally popular are our beginner sailing camps for children who are slightly older aged 11-17 years. The following ISA Junior Sailing Summer Camps 2015 will be run this summer for Juniors aged 11-17 : Start Sailing, Basic Skills, Improving Skills, Advanced Boat Handling (ABH) & Go Racing 2 (GR2) subject to demand.

Start Sailing

By the end of this course sailors will be sailing in light wind conditions with assistance from their instructor. It is their first formal sailing course.

Basic Skills

By the end of this course sailors will be sailing on their own in light wind conditions without assistance from their instructor. This means that at the end of this course they will be capable of rigging, launching, sailing and recovering their boat in light conditions without any assistance. It is important that as well as having the skills; they understand the circumstances in which it would be safe to do this.

For the more advanced sailors whose sailing courses the emphasis is on achievement of further sailing skills and confidence building leading to competing on the national racing circuit, cruising the lakes and beyond and qualifying as ISA instructors to teach sailing.

Click on the booking form to guarantee your place today

Bookings can be made online here or alternatively please contact 

Maureen Hayes (087) 9620499 Ballyblood Kilkishen Co Clare


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