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The Legend of the Ruhr - European Capital of Culture 2010 "Essen for the Ruhr" (Castlebar Library)

Date(s): Feb. 1st - 16th 2011 Normal library opening hours

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“Essen for the Ruhr” has been designated the European Capital of Culture in 2010. In this exhibition, comprising more than 20 of Manfred Vollmer’s photographs, you will get to know a little about the Ruhr Metropolis. This is an urbane cityscape marked by its history in the mining and steel industries. It is an area that continuously reinvents itself. It is unfinished, inspiring and surprising. It is a metropolis in the making. The European Capital of Culture RUHR.2010 is the engine powering this development. Germany, which celebrated 20 years of German Unity last year, has a tradition of excellent relations with Ireland. In 1990, during its European Council Presidency, Ireland positioned itself in favour of the upcoming German unification and played a crucial role when it came to define the parameters of integrating the whole of Germany into the European Communities. Today, both countries are jointly engaged at the core of European affairs as well as in the United Nations. Most recently, the visit to Ireland by the German foreign minister, Dr. Guido Westerwelle in September 2010 underlined the close and trustful relations between the two countries. Ireland has particularly strong ties with Germany in the economic sphere, as Germany is the country's most important trading partner after the United Kingdom.
Castlebar itself has strong ties with Germany being twinned with the German town of Höchstadt. The Legend of the Ruhr – European Capital of Culture 2010 “Essen for the Ruhr” will be launched in Castlebar Library on Tuesday 1st February at 6:00 pm and will run until February 14th.All are welcome.

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