Malbork is a town in northern Poland, within the historical region of Pomerelia.
Like Kilkenny, Ireland and Formigine, Italy the town of Malbork has a 13th century medieval castle – Malbork Castle. The town was founded in the 13th century by the Knights of the Teutonic Order and the castle was their headquarters.
In 2017 Kilkenny sent a delegation to Malbork to complete the signing of the Twinning agreement. In 2018 a delegation from Malbork returned to Kilkenny to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Mayor Marek Charzewski had this to say about the experience
“It was a wonderful experience to be in the Medieval Capital off Ireland to Celebrate your National Saint Patrick’s Day, I enjoyed the whole event, starting in your James Stephens Barracks to receive the blessed shamrock and it was my honor to be on the viewing stand and to attend the dinner with Mayor Patrick O’Neill, a true friend to Malbork and Poland.”
Mayor Charzewski also took part virtually in our 2021 St. Patrick’s Day Parade. We hope to welcome the delegates and community of Malbork back to Kilkenny again very soon.