Cathaoirleach of Killarney Municipal District, Cllr Brendan Cronin raised the flag of the United States at Killarney Town Hall this week to mark the 4th of July weekend and American Independence Day.
Councillor Cronin commented while we are in difficult times as a result of COVID-19, he felt it was important to mark the occasion to reinforce Killarney’s ties with America.
“There is a deep connection between our two countries based on emigration of the Irish to America and the role the Irish have played in shaping America across culture, politics, sport and other areas,” he said.
“Americans are proud and celebrate their Irish roots and we too, on this important day, acknowledge the shared history, the relationships and the impact America has had on our town, society and economy.
“I regret that we have not been able to host the annual 4th of July weekend in Killarney this year, but I look forward to the return of the festival in 2021,” he said.