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with Weddings at Bunratty Castle Hotel Check out our Newly Launched Fall in Love Wedding Packages

Our packages include The Something Borrowed, The Something New & The Something Blue packages that will cater for all your Wedding Day requirements. Call & see our newly refurbished Castle Suite with draped fairylight ceiling. Our Wedding Team will be happy to assist you in planning your Perfect Wedding Day.

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PINTERESTING Life is good when browsing Pinterest for all of the latest in wedding trends and themes is all part of the job! We have created our very own place of wedding planning heaven from our drewmedia page. We got it all going on from hairstyles to grooms wear and themes to cakes. Give us a follow to satisfy your inner wedding planning addiction.

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Trinity City Hotel, Pearse Street, Dublin 2, Ireland Phone: +353 1 648 1000 Fax: +353 1 648 1010 Email: info@trinitycityhotel.com Sat Nav code: 53°20’42.9”N 6°15’15.3”W For more information visit our website www.trinitycityhotel.com

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THE ABSOLUTE HOTEL BOUTIQUE WEDDING VENUE OF THE YEAR ‘16 PACKAGES FROM €39pp At the award winning Absolute Hotel all packages include: Cocktail & beer drinks reception with canapés, 5 course gourmet meal, choice of table centrepiece, table plan, choice of chair or chair cover & sash, wedding tasting, personalized menus, complimentary wedding suite for the bride & groom and discount bedroom rates for guests. T’s & C’s apply & subject to availability

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Elegant Weddings Why Wait? Your Perfect Day for Less! All inclusive price of â‚Ź40 p.p.

Available on select weekend and mid-week dates in 2017 & 2018

Wedding Showcase 2-5pm Sunday 27th August

Includes: Room Decor Arrival Reception for all your guests Four Course Menu & Wine with your meal Evening Food & Late Bar Extension Three Complimentary Bedrooms

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TOP TIPS ON SEARCHING FOR THE PERFECT WEDDING OUTFIT “It’s really important not to come with any preconceived ideas. You never know what might catch your eye when you walk into the store, so keep an open mind and try things you might not normally try. People often walk out of here loving something they were reluctant to try on!” “Dress for your shape” – An essential to feeling good on any day is feeling comfortable in what you’re wearing, so making sure to wear something that fits you in all the right places is a must. “Try on different styles, shapes and colours”with many years of experience dressing women for weddings, Sinead believes figuring out the ‘no’s’ will get you closer to the perfect dress. This also gives you a chance to try things you previously ruled out but could look amazing on.

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Trust us to look after your wedding transport – we won’t disappoint

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Come Visit, You Might Just Fall In Love... The Dream Location for your Wedding Day! CONTACT US t: 061 377666 e: info@castleoaks.ie w: www.castleoaks.ie

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 Kerry Jane Hurley Wedding Ceremony Music Create the perfect soundtrack for your big day! WINNER Wedding Ceremony Musician of the Year Award 2015 & 2016 All musical tastes catered for - Classical Contemporary, Traditional & Sacred Classically trained, professional singer available 7 days a week Packages to suit all weddings & budgets Dip. Vocal Performance ABRSM (London)

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 Kerry Jane Hurley Wedding Ceremony Music Create the perfect soundtrack for your big day! WINNER Wedding Ceremony Musician of the Year Award 2015 & 2016 All musical tastes catered for - Classical Contemporary, Traditional & Sacred Classically trained, professional singer available 7 days a week Packages to suit all weddings & budgets Dip. Vocal Performance ABRSM (London)

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Killarney’s Home for Stags and Hens VIP areas available and loads of different activities including: Cocktail Classes • Dance Classes • Painting Classes Exotic Dancers • The Cube Challenge Bumper Soccer • Golf/Pitch and Putt • Bus/Boat Trips

Mustang Sally’s 15 Main St, Killarney, County Kerry

The Failte Hotel a local’s favourite! good food, good drink, live music enjoy our energetic atmosphere make your evening out one to remember

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Some of the people attending your hen party may have never met before, so break the ice with an easy going game. Have each of the girls write down their dream date with their ‘dream mate’ and compile them all. When they are read out, the group will try to guess whose dream date it is and have a giggle and some of the celeb guilty pleasures.

Create a template for wedding speech or vows and leave some blanks in each sentence. Get the girls to each write a random word (the funnier the better) and fill in the blanks with whatever word is most entertaining in each space. Have the bride read her amended vows and see just how creative the girls can get.

If the bride and groom are from the same town, why not join forces with the boys and create a townsized treasure hunt! Think orienteering with a twist (twist being champagne and cocktails) and set clues for each team like “where we had our first date” or “where we’ll be getting married”. When each group gets to each destination they can collect a drink voucher for later. Get the competitive streak going.

Warning- this one is a potential tear jerker and a perfect idea for the maid of honour to organise. Have all the married women in the family and hen party group write their best advice and lessons from their own marriages for the bride sto have as a keepsake throughout her own new journey.

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Only 1 hours drive from Limerick CityJaYesTa ceremonies  provide  wedding  blessing  ceremonies  tailor  made   Expert advise after 17 years in Business with  your  individual  style  in  mind.   Say  YES  in  a  truly  personal  and  meaningful  ceremony.   Renowned Customer service JaYesTa  ceremonies  provide  wedding  blessing  ceremonies  tailor  made   with  your  individual  style  in  mind.  

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All pre-wedding preparations can be taken care of with the fabulous selection of boutiques in the village. Lady Penelope Boutique resides at the top of the village and boasts a to-die-for collection of mother of the bride and wedding guest attire. Supporting mainly Irish designers, the store is full of top quality clothing and accessories. Providing a head to toe service including shoes and headwear from size six to 26, the stunning boutique is open seven days a week and brings with it the promise of securing the perfect outfit for a wedding. www.ladypenelopeadare.ie

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Castle Oaks House Hotel is recognised as one of Limerick’s Premier Wedding venues with a well-earned reputation for delivering outstanding hospitality and excellent food and service. Located in the picturesque village of Castleconnell, and set amidst 26 acres of stunning gardens and romantic woodland walks, it is difficult to believe that this unique and charming 18th century country manor house is but a stone’s throw away from Limerick City. As you leave the motorway via junction 28, Castle Oaks House Hotel is the closest Limerick hotel to the M7. Ideally located on the borders of Clare, Limerick and Tipperary, it is the most convenient wedding location for any wedding. The majestic River Shannon flows through the grounds of the hotel and, with its stepping stones and family of wild swans, adds to an idyllic backdrop for those perfect wedding photographs. No need to stop for photographs on the way! Castle Oaks House Hotel has it all for you! From the moment you drive along the tree lined avenue, wedding couples will feel like Lords and Ladies of the Manor. Stepping through the front door, the charm and elegance of this beautiful country manor immediately becomes apparent. The now renowned sweeping staircase leading from the entrance hall is a most striking feature to the eye and, again, is a stunning backdrop for your bridal portraits. The hotel is owner managed by Gobnait O’Connell, who, along with her team, have an unrivalled wedding expertise. Gobnait believes that in the hospitality industry the people behind the hotel are as important as the hotel itself. She has built a strong professional and experienced team around her to ensure that the core values of hard work, dedication and attention to detail to all wedding couples, families and friends, are the priority. This dedicated team is led by Liam Barrett who personally oversees each wedding from the moment the couple take that first step in making the most important decision of the perfect wedding venue for their exclusive day. Liam, who hails from Cahir in County Tipperary, has built an enviable reputation as one of the best wedding professionals in the business. He leads by example, gaining the trust of all his couples through honesty and dedication, ensuring the smooth running of every wedding. The team has been further enhanced with the addition of Deirdre Crowe, formally of Dundrum House Hotel in Co. Tipperary. Deirdre brings to the Castle Oaks an exceptional knowledge and experience which makes the dedicated Castle Oaks House Hotel Wedding Team truly formidable! If you are searching for a unique and established Wedding Venue then a visit to Castle Oaks House Hotel is a must. It might just be the best decision you will ever make! Castle Oaks House Hotel, Castleconnell, Co. Limerick T: 061 377666, E: info@castleoaks.ie, W: www.castleoaks.ie

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