Councillor Melanie Corrigan, Leas Cathaoirleach , Bray Municipal District led a delegation of officials and community representatives to Sister City, Dublin California to take part in the annual St. Patrick’s day celebrations 2023.
Councillor Corrigan with Bray Municipal District Manager Lorraine Gallagher, District Administrator Linda Healy and Eugene Finnegan of Bray Tourism availed of the opportunity to meet with Mayor of Dublin California, Melissa Hernandez, Alemeda County Supervisor David Haubert, Linda Smith Dublin City Manager and officials from the City Manager’s office working in Economic Development and Tourism.
Presentations were made by the officials of Dublin City and the Bray District Manager, where ideas were exchanged and possible mutual future collaborations were explored around tourism, enterprise, culture education and community.
At this meet Councillor Corrigan was bestowed the honour of being presented with the key to the City of Dublin by Mayor Hernandez. She was also presented with a miniature replica of public art piece ‘Conversation‘ located at the Dublin Sports Ground intended to ‘embrace shared humanity and designed to highlight a fundamental human interaction, the ability to listen and the ability to dialogue and engage in conversation. In accepting the piece of replica art Councillor Corrigan said ‘it is an honour and a privilege for me to accept this gift on behalf of the community of Bray which will be displayed with prominence at the Bray District Office.‘
At the meeting representatives from Bray Municipal District and Dublin City California signed a charter to reaffirm the twinning relationship between both communities.
Dublin which has a population of 72,932, has been twinned with Bray, Co Wicklow since 1985. In 1987 Bray Council became officially involved as a twinning partnership.