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By no means exhaustive but just some people and places that have impressed me from my side of the fence.

Feel free to get on to me if you would like to be included here but be prepared to show me why I should include you – only the best make it into these links...

These links headings are alphabetical so scan through to find what you’re looking for...

As well as looking at my links below, I recommend the Weddings Online forum where most questions have been asked over the years.  Just type a few relevant words into the search box and if it was asked, it’ll come up!

— Castles —

Ballyhannon Castle

County Clare.

Between Quin and Newmarket-On-Fergus.  10 mins from Shannon Airport.

Contact Margaret Bresnan

Cloghan Castle

County Galway.

Half way between Loughrea & Gort

Cloonacauneen Castle

A stunning 15th century Norman castle situated on outskirts of Galway city in idyllic country side surroundings.  Less than 10 minutes from Galway City Centre.

— Churches —

Ballintubber Abbey

County Mayo.

Between Claremorris and Castlebar.

What can I say here?

—Cold but beautiful!

UPDATE: The last few times I’ve played in Ballintubber the heat has been on and lovely!!!

Meelick Church

15 miles south of Ballinasloe, near Eyrecourt

Old  and lovely (& nobody knows about it!)

— Church Dressing —

Mayo Wedding Bells

Wonderful couple who do everything from dressing the church to seat covers for the reception – they don’t seem to ever get flustered either!

Connemara Flowers (Clifden)

Family-run florists who have that special talent of caring deeply about their customers.

Josephine’s Flowers (Kildare)

Josephine is a delight to be around. 

Great ideas and a profound sense of colour!

— Irish Dancing —

Celtic Rhythm Dancers

A very professional roving dance troupe who will set up quickly & unobtrusively and put on a wonderful 30 minute dance show for after the dinner, before the band or during the band’s break – Highly Recommended!

The Cunningham Family

An entertaining & widely varied show

(depending on how much of it you book).

I don’t know if they do weddings but

I’m sure they will if asked...

— Photographers —

Aspect Photography

I don’t know how, but Shane O’Neill somehow manages to be able to capture sudden special moments which should be impossible to shoot!

Seán Mannion Wedding Photography

Seán captures the magic and romance of a wedding. He takes classic and formal images whilst keeping an eye out for those informal and candid shots that add so much fun to the occasion.

Melissa Mannion

Melissa is a wonderful photographer who has that rare knack of getting special angles on ordinary shots.  She’s good fun too and adds hugely to the atmosphere of the day!

Vanessa Jordan

Great photographer, beautiful photos, a pleasure to work with.  Her style is artistic and natural, her approach is relaxed, discreet and unobtrusive

Core Photography

Clare O’Regan shoots a variety of styles from reportage to formal group shots

Angelo Mercone

Angelo specialises in weddings and is known for his different eye!

— Videographers —

Complete Weddings

Hi-Def cameras, Steadicam, great sound & wonderful editing make Niall’s videos stand out!  For a treat, take a peek at his blog...


Gavin and the team at Dreamcatcher produce wonderful videos with something special and a look at their videos & testimonials will reveal all!

David Maury Photography

An absolute gentleman, David has a knack of relaxing everyone.  He is a joy to see, nipping about, grabbing unique moments!

Blue Moon Productions

I met Gareth Landy in Blackrock in County Louth and was very impressed with his relaxed attitude combined perfectly with an acute attention to detail.  Looking at his videos I really enjoyed his interplay between the bridal party and cutaways to the surrounding environment, whether it be trees and flowers or buildings – a lovely touch!

John Reynolds Photography

John takes special care with each client and always seems to grab the perfect mix of candid, formal, portrait and ‘cutaway’ shots.  An absolute gent!

Peter Harkin Photography

There’s nobody quite like Peter – he will always find a new angle to your day.  Plus you’ll be howling with laughter all the way.  End result: fantastic photos!!