Because of the Beast from the East, the much anticipated visit of the delegation from Vincennes, Paris to further discuss twinning and its benefits to Blackrock, had to be postponed. We are delighted to report that a new visit has now been arranged for 7-9 June 2018. The highlights of the trip will include a special performance from Comhaltas, a high level meeting with DLRCoCo, visits to various educational and sporting establishments, and attendance at an educational/international evening hosted by Smurfit College. Invitations to BBN members will issue again nearer the time. We are strongly encouraging members to support this very exciting initiative.