A historic twinning agreement has been signed in Co Galway this morning between Ireland and Canada.

Minister of State Séan Kyne laid a wreath this morning at Derrygimlagh Bog near Clifden - the site where the first-ever non-stop translatlantic flight landed 100 years ago.

British aviators John Alcock and Arthur Browne flew a modified World War One bomber from Newfoundland in Canada to Clifden, creating history.

As part of the Alcock & Brown Centenary Commemoration, Minister Kyne was joined by relatives of the two aviators, and also signed a twinning agreement with representatives from Parks Canada.

The arrangement twins the Connemara National Park and Marconi Station here with Terra Nova National Park and Signal Hill National Historic Site in Canada.


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