‘Hoisting of the Flags’ to commemorate St. David’s Day, in Naas

by mariocorrigan on February 21, 2007

*All historians and friends are invited to the communal hoisting of the
Irish and Welsh Flags at Naas Town Hall this Saturday at 1500 hours.*
This event is held in advance of St. David’s Day (1st March) to reflect on
the particular Welsh heritage of Naas dating back eight centuries to the
arrival of the Norman Welsh barons in the locality. They brought with them
the dedication to the welsh patron saint, a fact marked in a concrete way by
the ancient St. David’s church in the town centre. In modern times the
connection across the Irish Sea has been reiterated through a formal town
twinning between the town councils of Naas and of the town of St. David’s in Pembrokeshire, Wales.
Look forward to seeing you there
Liam Kenny
on behalf of the committee Naas Local History Group
087 2872704


A note from Liam Kenny on the communal hoisting of the Irish and Welsh Flags to commemorate St. David’s Day in Naas – Saturday 24 February 2007

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