Marriage

 

Couples wishing to get married in the parish must give at least 3 month's notice to one of the priests, and to the Local Registrar of Marriages.

 

 

Agenda for Marriage Arrangements

Your parish will require:

  • A baptismal certificate from the church where you were baptised. This certificate must not be more than 6 months old.
  • A letter of freedom to marry from any parish, you have lived in for more than 6 months, since marriageable age.
  • A confirmation certificate which is available from the church of your confirmation, (if the information is recorded on your Baptismal Certificate that will be sufficient).
  • Certificate of Attendance at Pre-Marriage course. Check www.accord.ie for information and course availability.

Couples who are not parishioners and wish to marry in one of the parish churches, must pay a fee of €300. Your booking is not confirmed, until the fee is paid. An offering may be given on the day to the priest who officiates at your wedding. Please note that this applies to all weddings.

Finally, please arrange a meeting with the priest celebrating your marriage, to plan the ceremony.

The parish office for marriages is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 9.30 am – 1 pm; 1.30 – 5 pm. Phone: 8255342.

Civil Registration of Marriage: The Civil Registration Act 2004 requires all couples planning a marriage ceremony in Ireland to register their intent of marriage with the State at least three calendar months prior to their wedding date. This is currently done by setting up an appointment with a Civil Registration Service Registrar and attending together in person – currently, couples must telephone an office or call in person to set up an appointment. On the 12th November 2012, the Civil Registration Service launched an online appointment booking system. This new and additional access channel will allow couples to book notification of intention to marry appointments in any Civil Registration Service office around the country provided they have access to the internet. When booking their appointment couples will be informed of what they need to bring, how long their appointment will last, and this will all be done online. For couples where one or both parties are resident abroad, they should contact the office by telephone to book their appointment. To notify the Registrar of your intention to marry you may book a Marriage Notification appointment at www.crsappointments.ie. For more information about this or any of our services you can also visit our website: www.civilregistrationservice.ie.