Meet Our Ennis Youth Ambassadors

Ennis Phoenix Twinning Board is delighted to announce that 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.

Moira Curran, Orlaith Lyons and Natasha O'Dwyer enjoying the Bowling Championship

Moira Curran, Orlaith Lyons and Natasha O'Dwyer enjoying the Bowling Championship

In June the Ennis Youth Ambassadors will host three Phoenix Ambassadors in their homes. During their time here the Phoenix Ambassadors will learn to surf in Lahinch and to abseil in the Burren. They will meet the Mayor of Ennis, help out in the Clarecastle Day Care Centre and indulge in afternoon tea in Dromoland Castle. They will also enjoy sporting and music activities and simply hanging out with their Irish peers.

In July, the Ennis Ambassadors will travel to Phoenix, Arizona. There they will meet up with Ambassadors from other Phoenix twinned cities in Canada, Italy, China, Israel, France, Mexico, Japan, the Czech Republic and Taiwan. During their 3 week stay, our Ennis Youth Ambassadors will participate in a number of social, cultural and educational programmes as well as enjoying some of the many events which will take place in Phoenix during their visit. These include a visit to the Irish Cultural Centre, the Grand Canyon, Arizona State University, (ASU) and a Disneyland Theme Park

The Youth Ambassador programme has been a very popular initiative of the twinning relationship between Ennis and Phoenix. Since 1988 approximately two hundred second level students have participated in annual exchange programmes between Ennis and Phoenix.