Many people with roots in Ireland dream of having their wedding in Ireland. For those looking to make this dream a reality, the Irish Government have announced that seven national heritage sites in Ireland have been made available as venues for civil wedding ceremonies- and more sites are in the works. These national heritage sites are popular tourist attractions whilst taking a vacation in Ireland and are ideal for those looking for a unique wedding venue.
Easily discovered on a self drive tour of Ireland or honeymoon to Ireland, the seven national heritage sites are spread throughout the provinces, including Kilkenny Castle, the Casino at Marino in Dublin, Blasket Islands Visitor Centre in County Kerry, Desmond Hall in Limerick, Barryscourt Castle in Cork, Castletown House in Kildare and the Céide Fields Visitor Centre in Mayo.
These wonderful and iconic sites that are listed among the most popular tourist attractions in the country were unavailable up until now for people wishing to take their vows there.
Brian Hayes, the Minister of State with special responsibility for the OPW, said he wanted to see more sites open up for a wider variety of uses, and said he would welcome suggestions from members of the public. “These are wonderful and iconic sites that are familiar to many of us and are a key part of our cultural heritage,” he said.