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Projects: Restoration of St Gregory’s Historic Painting

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The painting of St Gregory the Great which has been decorating the altar dedicated to the same Saint and Pope the last four centuries, in the old parish church of St Catherine in Żejtun, is being restored by Wirt iż-Żejtun. … Continue reading

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A time to remember with greenery!


COVID-19 has almost completely locked us all inside.  Our children are attending schooling from home and a good number of us are also working from home.  Contrary to our normal life, we have found ourselves with much more time on … Continue reading

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PRESS RELEASE: Appreciation vs. Destruction

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Wirt iż-Żejtun accepts with satisfaction and thanks the Planning Authority, for selecting Żejtun for the organisation of eight informative historical and architectural walks in the coming months. As stated by the Authority itself, Żejtun was chosen for its architectural elegance … Continue reading

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EVENTS: Nature and History Walk at Il-Park tal-Inwadar

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This morning Wirt iż-Żejtun held its annual Nature and History walk which today took us at Il-Park tal-Inwadar situated along the coast between Xgħajra and Marascala. The group of about fifty persons not only enjoyed the splendid spring weather of … Continue reading

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NEWSLETTER: March 2019 issue

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Issue number 32 of our newsletter is being published, this time in a completely new, modern and fresh design. In this issue the editorial speaks about the important role played by local councils and encourages the residents not just to … Continue reading

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EVENTS: Siggiewi residents touring iż-Żejtun

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A group of residents from Siggiewi today visited iż-Żejtun for a tour around the serpentine and narrow streets of ir-Raħal t’Isfel. The trail started from the main square where a brief account was given about the urban development of this … Continue reading

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NEWS: 50 Years Ago

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It was on the 12th March 1969, that a very interesting discovery was made in the old parish church of St Catherine in Żejtun.  This discovery raised a lot of questions which have remained unanswered till today – 50 years … Continue reading

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EVENTS: Cultural tour in Senglea

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Today Wirt iż-Żejtun in collaboration with the Senglea Historical Society (SHS) organised a cultural tour in Senglea, the tour was lead by Mr Joseph Abela, the President of the SHS. A group of over 50 persons attended this tour which … Continue reading

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EVENTS: Qrendi Cultural Tour

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On the occasion of the liturgical feast of St Catherine, members and friends of Wirt iż-Żejtun paid a visit to two churches dedicated to St Catherine, one at Mqabba and the other at Qrendi.  These visits were then followed by … Continue reading

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EVENTS: Exhibition held by Wirt iż-Żejtun

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Wirt iż-Żejtun has again participated in the Żejt iż-Żejtun festival organised by the Żejtun Local Council on the 29th and 30th September. An exhibition was been set up at the Bank of Valletta branch at Żejtun.  Thetheme of this year’s … Continue reading

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EXHIBITION: 100 Sena L’ALPINO

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Wirt iż-Żejtun is holding the exhibition 100 Sena L’ALPINO at the BOV branch in Żejtun.  This exhibition is being organised as part of the activities held during Żejt iż-Żejtun festival. The exhibition includes a number of documents and artefacts related … Continue reading

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EVENTS: 100 Years from the L’Alpino opera performance

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The dramatic opera L’Alpino composed by Maestro Carlo Diacono had its last performance on the 2nd May 1918.  It was performed nine times at the Royal Theater in Valletta with the first performance held on the 16th April 1918. Wirt … Continue reading