The Cullen and District Special Needs Association Old Time Threshing and Vintage Festival takes place on Sunday next on the grounds of Cullen GAA Ground commencing at 1pm.
All kinds of vintage tractors, cars and engines are promised for a fun day out for all the family in an idyllic setting in a programme supplemented by children sports, novelty events and live entertainment.
Some of the oldest machinery in the country will be on parade as the threshing machine will drone away for hours separating rich golden corn from the sheaves to ensure a constant audience of all ages.
Over 100 exhibitors have sought space and on view will be all kinds of machinery from the thresher to tractors, machinery, old household and farmyard equipment.
Adding to the occasion is a feast of entertainment to satisfy the needs of young and old with numerous sideshow attractions ranging from children sports to a pet dog show and much more.
Live Music is on offer to the award winning Cullen Pipe Band followed by Tim O'Riordan and Natural Gas whose rendition of "The Langer Song" earned rave reviews far and wide.
Children's sports operate from 2pm with face painting, bouncing castle, rat roulette, drive the nail, guess name of doll, guess the number of logs in trailer, penalty kick, raffle, lucky dip and other side shows set to cater for all tastes.
THE Cullen Young at Heart Gala Evening Out to the Gleneagle Hotel, Killarney takes place on Tuesday, July 28. An exciting schedule is planned, with dinner followed by entertainment and dancing with Brendan Shine. A Bus departs from Cullen Church at 5.45pm, interested patrons can contact any committee member to book a seat - by Friday, July 24.
THE Beara Breifne Way is an ambitious undertaking which will see the development of a 600km walking and cycling route along the spine of the country, from Beara in West Cork to Breifne in Co. Leitrim - with a key bridge on the route in Millstreet.
All aspects of the route's heritage will be presented along the walk, and archaeological and ecological surveys are currently being undertaken
The walking trail follows the line of Donal Cam O'Sullivan Beare's march in the aftermath of the Battle of Kinsale in 1601.
For some years, the Beara Breifne Way committee have been reconstructing the route of the march taken by O'Sullivan Bere when he left his castle in Dunboy in West Cork and marched up to Breifne.
Various works have been undertaken along the route of the march and in 2008 agreement was reached with local landowners in regard to the construction of a pedestrian bridge near Millstreet.
The location of the bridge is a few metres upstream of the forde where O'Sullivan Bere and his clan actually crossed the River Blackwater, at the Boeing.
Planning permission was granted by Cork County Council planning department for construction of the bridge.
The planning permission for construction of the bridge was extended by Cork County Council and agreement reached with Inland fisheries Ireland in regard to a suitable time window for construction of the bridge.
Inland fisheries Ireland have indicated that the months of July August and September would be a suitable time for these construction works. A section 50 licence for construction of the bridge has also been granted by the office of Public Works.
The bridge will be comprised of southern abutment set in to an existing rock outcrop adjoining the southern bank of the River Blackwater. Access to this side of the bridge will be along an existing private roadway which leads ultimately to the public road.
Last year Fáilte Ireland approved funding for a new pedestrian, cycling and wheelchair access bridge at Millstreet as part of the Beara Breifne walking route that will run all the way from Dursey Island, Beara to Blacklion Co. Cavan where the route will link up with the Ulster Way.
The €105,750 funding was made available under the Tourism Capital Investment Programme.