||Banbridge Town and Ruelle sur Touvre (Charente, France)
||Link established by Jackie Robert (nee Kerr) from Banbridge who studied at the University of Bordeaux, married Herve and now lives near Ruelle.
||Invite for Banbridge to visit Ruelle in June 2006 as a follow up to the visit from 20 Ruelle visitors in May 2005.
||This was the first established twinning link and 2004 saw the 10th Anniversary of the formal Twinning Agreement and Charter between the two towns. Over the past decade, various exchanges have taken place annually between schools, local youth groups and sports groups. It is estaimated that over 200 individuals from the District have taken part in various exchanges. Many lasting friendships have been forged.