18 mars 2017

Saint-Patrick in Bressuire: whiskey, a green townhall and a quiz

UPDATE: It is now customary for French people to celebrate Paddy’s Day. Strange when you come to think about it, but after all, any excuse is a good excuse for a party! Bressuire is no exception and at least has the excuse of being twinned with Leixlip, near Dublin. Whiskeypedia in Bressuire Whatever the celebration, Saint Patrick is never forgotten. Last Friday, Mary PINET, the president of the committee, organized a whiskey-tasting party.And the Master of Ceremony was Jean-Pierre FAGNON, a wine specialist and a former... [Lire la suite]
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17 avril 2015

1991-2015: From a twinning to an IHGF World Championship

UPDATE. Once upon a time, well, in 1991 to be precise, the towns of Bressuire and Fraserburgh decided to get hitched. So they tied the knot and vowed to stick together for better for worse, for richer for poorer, et cetera, et cetera. The partnership flourished and proved to be particularly fertile: indeed, in 2003 it gave birth to a bonny wee bairn: the Association of the Highland Games of France. Proud godparents Jean-Louis COPPET, the first chairman of the Bressuire Fraserburgh Twinning Committee, and Francis BREBNER from... [Lire la suite]
25 avril 2014

After Paddy's day: a Franco-Irish quiz... with the answers

It is now customary for French people to celebrate Paddy’s Day. Strange when you come to think about it, but after all, any excuse is a good excuse for a party! Bressuire is no exception and at least has the excuse of being twinned with Leixlip, near Dublin. And so it was that, albeit a few days before the Day itself, the village hall of Terves was bedecked with giant shamrocks and Irish flags, thus becoming the venue for a most enjoyable evening. A great atmosph'Eire A Franco-Irish quiz concocted by Maureen Hugo soon had the... [Lire la suite]
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29 novembre 2013

"Les fleurs du malt", whisky and poetry (Update)

Scotland is definitely linked with the Highland Games.But not only! Bagpipes and whisky mustn't be forgotten. Bagpipes, Highland Games,Whisky... and no thrower got stoned. Here comes the English version of "Les fleurs du malt", written by Mary PINET, of course... Isle of Islay: Hip hip hooray It came to the ears of the Bressuire population (Always tuned in to the Scottish Twinning Association) That the latter was to organize a whisky tasting party, An event strictly destined for the hale and hearty. So one Friday evening to the... [Lire la suite]
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13 mai 2011

Festivities in the Eire

  The weekend of May 14th will mark the 15th anniversary of the twinning between Bressuire and Leixlip in Ireland. So festivities are in the Eire! It’s an appropriate moment to travel back in time to the Bressuire Highland Games of 2005 when Ireland entered its very own athlete: Eoin WENGEL. Although only 19 years old and weighing in at a “mere” 110 kilos, Eoin managed to Wengel his way into the Sunday finals by qualifying in the weight and hammer events. Leixslip, lip, lip-hourrah He was thus able to measure up to... [Lire la suite]