© Leixlip Town Twinning Association 2022
· Bressuire means “The Fortress on the Hill · Municipal Area of Deux Sévres · Between Nantes & Poitiers · Population 19,300 (2014) · Young population · A chequered history Bressuire is twinned with seven other towns, one each in: · Scotland · Spain · Germany · Romania · Russia · Poland · Togo
It is in the Deux – Sevres department in the Poitou – Charentes region midway between Nantes and Poitiers and about 60 miles east of the Atlantic coast. It has a population of about 13,000 in the town itself and a further 6,000 in the associated parishes. Like Leixlip, it has a large young population and has 6 pre-schools, 6 primary schools, 2 junior and 2 senior secondary schools. It is set in pleasant cattle – raising countryside and has some beautiful buildings dating from the 11th and 12th centuries. La signature à Bressuire en octobre 1996: de gauche à droite, Claude Boutet et Catherine Murphy, maires de Bressuire et Leixlip, et Paul Kelly et Mireille Poupard, présidents des jumelages ... et à Leixlip en juin 1997
Unveiling the twinning plaque in Bressuire 1995