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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.



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.


The Currency is the Euro


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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The climate of Kilkenny, like the climate of Ireland, is a changeable oceanic climate with few extremes. It is defined as a temperate oceanic climate, or Cfb on the Köppen climate classification system.

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Kilkenny is over 400 years old, but it sure doesn’t show its age. Yes, it's an awe-inspiring throng of medieval cathedrals, castles, abbeys and other massive stone buildings, but Kilkenny loves to party. An endless stream of arts festivals celebrating theater, comedy, bluegrass and dance is constantly pumping the city with new life, toe-tapping energy and international flavor.

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We've rounded up the best beaches in Kilkenny in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 2 Kilkenny beaches to pick from. Alternatively, why not explore some other water days out nearby, including sailing and kayaking, lakes or water parks. Find the perfect places to go with your kids and get out on your next adventure! All the beaches we list are rated according to the ages they are suitable for, facilities and whether they are suitable for rainy days or best when the sun is shining.

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Kilkenny Airport (IATA: KKY, ICAO: EIKK) is an airport located 1.5 NM (2.8 km; 1.7 mi) west of Kilkenny in County Kilkenny, Ireland. The aerodrome was founded in 1963 by John Hehir, Martin Mulhall, Patrick Nolan and Edward Stallard. All founding members were active pilots and natives of Kilkenny.

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Market Cross Shopping Centre is situated in the heart of Kilkenny city, County Kilkenny, and has grown from strength to strength since their inception in 1994. It boast some of the best known branded shops and retail outlets in Ireland, including such names as Superquinn, Heatons, and Penneys, to name but a few.

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A night out in Kilkenny usually involved a visit to at least one of the local pubs or clubs.

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Experience the rich and varied food culture of County Kilkenny – from artisan cheesemakers to chocolatiers, chickens to caviar and cute cafés to cosmopolitan city eateries, you’ll find that all the participants in the trail share the same passion for food and the great produce of the Kilkenny countryside (and love to share it!)

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Kilkenny possess a wealth of sports and adventure activities to do. Choose from a wide selection of activities including: Adventure activities, bowling, golf, swimming, fishing, walking and much, much more. When it comes to sports and adventure activities Kilkenny has it all. 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.


Kilkenny is the county town of County Kilkenny in the province of Leinster in south-east Ireland. It is built on both banks of the River Nore. The city is administered by a borough council (and a mayor), which is a level below that of city council in the local government of the state, although the Local Government Act 2001 allows for "the continued use of the description city". The 2016 census gave the total population of Kilkenny as 26,512.

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