Calling all Writers and Poets. Ennis Phoenix Twinning Board is delighted to announce the commencement of the 2015 International Competition for Writers with Disabilities in conjunction with our twin sister city, Phoenix, Arizona.
Three second level students have been selected as Ennis Youth Ambassadors for 2015. These are Moira Curran and Orlaith Lyons, both students at Colaiste Mhuire, and Natasha O’Dwyer who is a student at Rice College.
As much as Emma loved her time with the Hogans and her Irish counterpart, Ailbhe, there were moments when she just wanted to meet someone who would understand that a 75 degree day in Ireland, while locally described as ‘a heatwave’ doesn’t begin to come close to a hot day in the Arizona desert.
A letter from the citizens of Phoenix and signed by Councilman Howard Adams and Paul Johnson, Mayor of Phoenix which was sent to the citizens of Ennis in 1990 on the occasion of the Ennis 750 has recently come to light. Howard Adams was very much the driving force behind the establishment of the Ennis Phoenix sister cities twinning relationship in 1988 when Ennis became the first European town or city to twin with Phoenix, Arizona.
Since 1988, civic and community leaders from both sides of the Atlantic have visited each other and developed strong ties and personal friendships. Over the years political and business leaders, arts and cultural representatives, technical experts, teachers and students have participated in regular exchanges.
Competition details at: www.phoenixsistercities.org
Hello, I am Sarah Hines and I am so excited to represent the beautiful State of Arizona! This Saint Patrick’s Day, I celebrated my 27th birthday, and let me tell you, it’s a great thing when the world celebrates with you!
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