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MARRIAGE REQUIREMENTS

Getting married is a big decision and is one of the most significant events in someone's life. Aside from the excitement involved in planning your big day, there are rules and procedures you must follow in order to marry in Ireland. There are also rules and procedures if you are ordinarily resident here and choose to marry abroad. Here, we start at the beginning and guide you through the various things you need to know. Aside from the rules about how and where you can marry, marriage will immediately affect lots of areas of your life. You may not be aware but your legal status, your inheritance rights, and pensions are just some things that will change. Many other areas of life will also change and we examine these and other issues in this document.


Requirements for marriage

Couples of the same sex or opposite sexes can marry in Ireland. The minimum age for getting married in Ireland is 18 years of age. If you are ordinarily resident in Ireland and you wish to get married abroad, you must be aged at least 18. However, there are some exceptions to this in the age requirements for marriage. Essentially, the age rule is the same, irrespective of whether or not you get married in a religious, secular or civil ceremony. In addition, you must have the capacity to marry. That is, you must freely consent to the marriage and have the capacity to understand what marriage means. Read more about the legal requirements for marriage in Ireland.


Notification requirements for marriage

Since November 2007 anyone marrying in Ireland (irrespective of whether they are an Irish citizen or a foreign national) must give 3 months' notification before they marry. You must make this notification in person to any Registrar. The requirement to give a 3-month notice does not apply to civil partners whose civil partnership was registered in Ireland. If civil partners choose to marry, their civil partnership is automatically dissolved.


Different ways of getting married

We provide a guide to the legal ways of getting married in Ireland only. These include civil marriage ceremonies and religious and secular marriage ceremonies. Requirements of different faiths and secular bodies may differ, so check in advance with the relevant member of the clergy or body for further information. Since November 2007, no matter how you marry (i.e., through a civil, secular or religious ceremony), the registration process is the same. You are issued with a Marriage Registration Form (MRF) by the Registrar, following notification, which gives you authorisation to get married. You give it to the person who will be solemnising your marriage. Following the marriage ceremony, the completed MRF should be given to a Registrar, within one month of the marriage ceremony, for the marriage to be registered.


Getting married outside of Ireland

If you are an Irish citizen and are planning to marry abroad, you should realise that the legal validity of your marriage is governed, in part, by the laws of the country in which you marry. In most, if not all cases, the legal formalities abroad are very different to those in Ireland. You can read information for Irish citizens planning to marry abroad.


Changes to your status following your marriage

Getting married affects many areas of your life in Ireland. These range from life insurance and pensions, to inheritance, presumption of paternity and even taxation. Find out how marriage affects your legal status. Getting married is an exciting time in life and a serious commitment. It is important to be aware of the various formalities and procedures in advance to help you to plan and organise your wedding. It is also very important to be aware of how marriage will affect your legal status and understand how this change in your life will affect your rights and entitlements.


TRAVEL INFORMATION

TRAVEL DOCUMENTS

EU citizens who are visiting Ireland can use a national identity card instead of a passport as ID. Citizens of over 80 countries need only a valid passport and do not need a visa to visit Ireland for up to 90 days. Among them are Canada, the U.S., Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and most countries in Europe, the Caribbean and South America. Legal permanent residents of the United States who are citizens of another country are subject to the requirements of their country of citizenship, not residence. A transit visa is required for citizens of around 15 countries, including Cuba, Iran, Nigeria and Sri Lanka. If you require a visa to visit Ireland, contact your closest Irish embassy or consulate for assistance. Start the process at least eight weeks before you intend to travel, and prepare to complete an application form and provide supporting documents.

If you intend to rent a car in Ireland, be sure to have your valid driver's license. A credit card is usually needed for car rental as well.

Having a travel medical insurance policy is advisable for visitors to Ireland. If you have purchased a policy, carry a copy of the details with you when you travel.

If you are bringing prescription medications into Ireland, keep them in their original packaging and also have a copy of your doctor-issued prescriptions with you.


CURRENCY

The Currency is the Euro

LANGUAGE

There are a number of languages used in Ireland. Since the late nineteenth century, English has been the predominant first language, displacing Irish. A large minority claims some ability to use Irish, and it is the first language for a small percentage of the population.

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Similar to much of the rest of northwestern Europe, Dublin experiences a maritime climate (Cfb) with cool summers, mild winters, and a lack of temperature extremes. The average maximum January temperature is 8.8 °C (48 °F), while the average maximum July temperature is 20.2 °C (68 °F). On average, the sunniest months are May and June, while the wettest month is October with 76 mm (3 in) of rain, and the driest month is February with 46 mm (2 in). Rainfall is evenly distributed throughout the year.

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Dublin (Irish: Baile Átha Cliath, "Town of the Hurdled Ford") is the capital city of Ireland. Its vibrancy, nightlife and tourist attractions are renowned and it is the most popular entry point for international visitors to Ireland. It's disproportionately large for the size of Ireland with nearly two million in the Greater Dublin Region - well over a third of the Republic's population! The centre is, however, relatively small and can be navigated by foot, with most of the population living in suburbs.

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Going to the beach might not be the first though you have when planning your Dublin holiday, but you will surely be missing out if you don’t include one of Dublin’s beaches in your holiday plan! Unique beaches including Balcarrick / Donabate, Dalkey Island, Dollymount Strand, Killiney, Portmarnock, Portrane, Sandycove, Seapoint, Skerries, Sutton, among others.

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Dublin Airport (owned and operated by DAA) is located north of Dublin City in the administrative county of Fingal. It is the headquarters of Ireland's flag carrier Aer Lingus, low-cost carrier Ryanair, and regional airlines Stobart Air and CityJet. The airport offers a short and medium haul network, as well as domestic services to several regional airports in Ireland. There are also long-haul services to the United States, Canada and the Middle East. Dublin Airport is the busiest airport in Ireland, followed by Cork and Shannon. Construction of a second terminal began in 2007 and was officially opened on 19 November 2010.

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Shopping in Dublin is underappreciated. Whether you're after Waterford crystal, jewellery by a local contemporary designer or handmade stationary, the options are exciting and vast. From sampling Dublin's best cinnamon buns and picnic-picking at gourmet food halls, to scoping the city's 'antiques street' and pouring over Irish poetry in an independent bookstore.

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Dublin has a fantastic nightlife and its pub-to-person ratio is the envy of many cities.There’s a veritable hub of bars for music fans, some of which are live music venues linked with traditional bars. On Camden St and neighbouring Wexford St (in the Southside of the city centre), there’s a nice selection of bars for alternative music fans. Not quite pubs, not quite clubs, but essential in a country with such archaic licensing laws, late bars serve much the same purpose as nightclubs (dancefloor, late license...) but are essentially pubs that don’t charge you in (at least before a certain time) but stay open late. They’re often, we think, preferable to clubs and draw a marginally older crowd.

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There’s a satisfying home-spun feel to traditional Irish food, with big bowls of warming dishes and trusty two-component meals that have stood the test of time. Take coddle and brown bread, bacon and cabbage, fish and chips – and the beloved ham and cheese toastie, not to mention cockles and mussels, as harmonised to the tune of Dublin’s Molly Malone. Dublin’s culinary scene has changed considerably in recent years, and the Irish capital is now bursting with creative chefs, cafés and restaurants serving tasty Irish fare and highlighting the best of Irish ingredients.

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The fact that we in the South East are washed by the Atlantic and also situated in the Gulf Stream make us a wonderful centre for a whole plethora of water sports which would be difficult to surpass. The availability of sports such as Sub-Aqua, Sailing, Swimming, Diving, Ski-ing, Rowing, Canoeing, Surfing and Cruising, to name but a few, adds greatly to the image of the South East of Ireland as an ideal holiday destination for those interested in a wide range of water activities.

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Dublin is the capital of and largest city in Ireland. Dublin is in the province of Leinster on the east coast of Ireland, at the mouth of the River Liffey and bordered on the south by the Wicklow Mountains. The city has an urban area population of 1,173,179.

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