A large Co Cavan contingent is in the German city of Wurzburg this weekend to celebrate the region's catholic heritage and the Cavan man that made it a reality.
The St Killian's Festival will kick off tomorrow with a parade through the cobbled streets of Franconia.
And on Sunday, mass will be celebrated in the local cathedral by Archbishop Franz Jung who will also lead a procession of the priceless relics of St Killian, who hailed from Mullagh.
Cathaoirleach Cavan Co Council, Cllr John Paul Feeley is just one of the many local people that are in Germany this week to join in the celebrations.
Speaking to Northern Sound live from Wurzburg this afternoon, the Cathaoirleach said it was important to recognise the "great work" of the St Killian's Heritage Trust Committee.
It's efforts, he added, were at the "very heart" of this weekend's festivities and a contributing factor to providing a platform on which to extend the hand of friendship between Ireland and Germany.
"Many of the committee members are here with us under the chairmanship of Pat Smith," he continued.
"They have done tremendous work in Mullagh in terms of the development of the St Killian's Centre there.
"And as well as that they have recognised the links between our county and this part of Germany."