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Coventry

Population 314,000, 11th largest city in United Kingdom

www.coventry.gov.uk

Lord Mayor Cllr. Hammon.

Coventry was the first city to twin withCork.  The decision to twin withCoventry was a result of the number ofCork people who had emigrated to Coventry to find work and later chose it as a place to settle.

 

Given such a strong local base with immediate connections to Cork, it was clear that twinning would be successful.

Some of the twinning activities which take place are:-

  • Lord Mayor of Cork pays an annual visit to Coventryto attend the Irish Association Dinner, www.coventryirishsociety.co.uk
  • Poetry exchange between Cork & Coventrypoets www.obheal.ie
  • On September 22, 2011 the Lord Mayor of Cork, Councillor Terry Shannon and the Lady Mayoress, Ursula Shannon welcomed the Lord Mayor of Coventry, Councillor Keiran Mullhall to City Hall for a courtesy visit. Also present at the visit was the Lord Mayor’s Consort and members of the Coventry Irish Society, together with members of the Cork-Coventry International Relations sub-committee, City Hall officials and Mr. Casey from O’Bheal who has initiated a poets exchange between the two cities in recent years.
  • 3 meetings of the Cork Coventry International Relations Sub Committee were held during the year.   Coventry Group 
    Picture shows the Lord Mayor of Coventry with members of the Coventry Irish Society, members of the Cork/Coventry International Relations sub-committee, City Hall officials and representative from O'Bheal during their courtesy visit to the Lord Mayor of Cork.