Guilers France


The Ballinlough, Ballyhaunis Gorthaganny (Ireland) and Guilers (Brittany) Twinning Association was founded in April 1984 and is one of the longest established Twinning associations in the country. There have been several exchanges of a cultural and linguistic nature usually at Easter time with several events organised to promote the cultural linguistic, heritage and environmental aspects of the districts. Each exchange of peoples lasts one week. Many young people have worked as au pairs in both areas with the support of the Association. Young adults and teachers have done language courses to perfect their knowledge of the languages on both sides. It is a unique opportunity to immerse oneself in the French language and culture at a very reasonable rate and to sample the linguistic and cultural aspects of another country.

Brittanyand Ireland have several similarities as regards music, song, traditions andour unique common Celtic heritage.

The Irish officers 

President Rena Burke

Secretary Mary Finan

Treasurer Kevin Hora

The French officers 

President Thierry Mestrius 

Secretary Marie PAUL Page

Treasurers Marie Jo Lagadec et Anne Hause.

Supported By

This project received grant aid from Roscommon LEADER Partnership Rural Development Programme which is financed by the Irish Government under the Rural Development Programme Ireland 2007-2013 and by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development:Europe investing in Rural Areas.