Gay marriage referendum

Posted on 12. Mar, 2015 in Christian Values, Faith and Justice, Family, Relationships, Weddings and Marriage

This coming May, the people of Ireland will be asked to decide whether the following new wording should be added to the Constitution: ‘Marriage may be contracted in accordance with law by two persons without distinction as to their sex.’ Faith in Marriage Equality is a group of religious people who have come together to […]

Irish Wedding Planner

Posted on 16. Oct, 2014 in Married Couples, Weddings and Marriage

Fr. Pat Rogers has recently produced a new app called Irish wedding planner. It can be downloaded for free and used to organise your wedding. It includes civil and church weddings and looks at all the different documents needed in order to get married. Conor Deane spoke with Fr. Pat and asked him what it […]

Mixed Marriages

Posted on 07. Aug, 2014 in Church of Ireland, Conflict, Weddings and Marriage

Few people today in Ireland would be concerned about people of different faith traditions marrying, but in the past, especially in Northern Ireland, it was a subject that would have been taboo. Here from the archives, Jan 2005, is a piece with Eoin de Bhaldraithe OSCO, a member of the Cistercian community in Bolton Abbey, […]

Marriage Counselling

Posted on 15. Aug, 2013 in Marriage therapy, Weddings and Marriage

A piece from our archive – September 7th 2005 – Steven Cummins talks about ACCORD pre marriage courses.

Music: When this Day is Done

Posted on 16. Apr, 2013 in Music, Weddings and Marriage

This week’s music piece is taken from Liam Lawton’s CD A Day of Our Own – Music for Wedding Liturgy.

Preparing for Marriage

Posted on 08. Jul, 2009 in Weddings and Marriage

Summer time is wedding time, and brides and grooms all over the country are organising menus, booking venues, ordering flowers and planning honeymoons. But sometimes in the midst of arguing over the starter, they can forget what the ceremony is really about. Accord marriage preparation courses allow people to take time out to prepare for […]

Response from Ceifin

Posted on 12. Nov, 2008 in Weddings and Marriage

The recent Ceifin conference in Clare, looking at family life today, hit the headlines with strong reactions to comments from Cardinal Sean Brady on the status of marriage in Irish society. The Cardinal drew comments for his response to new proposed government legislation on relationships other than marriage, saying that, “those who are committed to […]

Choosing Wedding Music

Posted on 14. May, 2008 in Music, Music for marriage, Weddings and Marriage

The choice of music for a wedding ceremony can be a topic of endless discussion  –  a soloist, a choir, a group, instrumentalist  …. what should it be?  Composer and performer Liam Lawton has recorded a CD of suitable wedding music ‘A Day of Our Own’ and Eileen Good asked him for his views on […]

Accord

Posted on 06. Feb, 2008 in Relationships, Weddings and Marriage

Accord, the marriage advice agency are putting together a handout for couples preparing for marriage. It details all the paperwork and administration that needs to be done for the ceremony. They are bringing it out for Valentine’s Day and Miriam Gormally asked Stephen Cummins, director of Marriage Education how a long term commitment like marriage […]

Weddings

Posted on 03. May, 2006 in Weddings and Marriage

It’s Spring time – Wedding Time!!  But that special day can sometimes turn into a nightmare with decisions about who to invite and the cost of it all! Miriam Gormally met Aoife Horan and Glen Malone who are getting married in July to see if they had got caught up in wedding fever or whether […]