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

*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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