Tuam - Straubing Twinning Welcome to our website Willkommen auf unserer Website The Tuam - Straubing twinning partnership was established in 1984. Die Tuam - Straubing Städtepartnerschaft wurde 1984 gegründet. Visits in 2011  Visit by Herr Harald Seibel to Tuam: On Friday, 2 September 2011, the first secretary and cultural attaché at the embassy of the German Federal Republic, Dublin, Herr Harald Seibel, paid a courtesy visit to Tuam. He was taken on a walking tour of Tuam in the company of Dr Tony Claffey and Mr Willi Kiefel of the Tuam - Straubing twinning committee.  Mr Eamonn Kitt, deputy Mayor of Tuam also accompanied Herr Seibel on the walk. Later, Herr Seibel met with other members of the twinning committee including the Chairperson, Mr Pat O’Dwyer and Secretary, Mr John Fahey.  Mr Pat O’Hora of the Old Tuam Society also joined the group in their meeting with Herr Seibel. In his address of welcome Eamonn Kitt briefed the first secretary on Tuam’s rich heritage and history.  Mr Kitt recalled that over a period of more than twenty years Tuam has participated in many cultural exchanges with Germany, specifically Straubing in Bavaria.  He noted that while we in this town call the process twinning, our Straubing colleagues prefer to call it 'partnerschaft'.  In conclusion he stated that “A Europe united with all its shortcomings is still better then the war-torn Europe of the past.” In his reply Herr Seibel thanked all present and stated that he was was delighted to have had this opportunity to visit Tuam and meet with the members of the twinning committee and town officials. He looks forward to continuing the close links between the embassy and Tuam. Pictured at the event are at back (l to r): Mr Eamonn Kitt, Herr Harald Seibel, Mr Pat O’Dwyer and Mr Pat O’Hora and in front (l to r) are Dr Tony Claffey and Mr Willi Kiefel. Pages designed and written by John Fahey and made with Xara Visit to Straubing International Twinning Ceremony: In August 2011, Deputy Mayor of Tuam, Mr. Eamonn Kitt and Mr Willi Kiefel of the Tuam-Straubing twinning committee visted Straubing for the Annual Gauboden Fest.  To read the address (english & german versions) delivered by Mr Kitt at the International Twinning Ceremony, and to view some photos from the event click on links over.