This is a highlights clip from the wedding of Angela Byrne & Thomas Comerford who were married in the Holy Trinity Church, Dunmore, Co. Kilkenny, the clip begins with bridal
It was great to be back in Kilkenny once again on a beautiful warm sunny day for the wedding of Angela & Thomas, they were a lovely couple to work with they were so relaxed and easygoing, everything just fell into place perfectly. Dunmore is located on the Castlecomer Road just outside Kilkenny City the Holy Trinity Church is located just off the road and sits in the shade of lots of trees and greenery, it is a lovely setting for a wedding the church itself is untouched by modern developments and when you enter the church it is a step back in time. I enjoyed shooting this wedding it was a very easygoing wedding all the guest were happy to relax in the beautiful sunshine and have a chat outside the church when waiting for the bride to arrive.
Dunmore is well known for its famous attraction the Dunmore Cave. History and geology blend at Dunmore Cave to give an interesting and unique situation. Consisting of a series of chambers formed over millions of years, the cave contains some of the finest calcite formations found in any Irish cave. The cave has been known to man for many centuries and is first mentioned in the 9th century Irish Triads. The most interesting reference however, comes from the Annals which tells of a Viking massacre at the cave in the year 928 A.D. Archaeological finds within the cave confirm Viking activity, the cave is well worth a visit for anyone who has an interest in Irish history.
The clip also features some cracking footage which I shot at Jenkinstown Park, we stopped off at the park after the wedding Ceremony for the photo and video shoot with the bridal party. Jenkinstown Park is Just a 10min drive from Kilkenny City in the South East of Ireland, Jenkinstown Park was once part of a large estate. Today, the old house is long gone but remnants of 1870s parkland have survived, including rare Chinese Necklace Poplars. The facilities also include a picnic site, forest walks, deer park and a craft centre. A small garden to commemorate the Irish poet Thomas Moore. I like shooting wedding footage in Jenkinstown park in spring time because the beautiful flora includes bluebells which form a purple carpet among a wood of beech during mid to late April its just a magical setting.
Thomas and Angela enjoyed a great wedding reception in the Newpark Hotel in Kilkenny, it one of my favorite Wedding Venues In Kilkenny, The hotel is Set in forty acres of parkland and with award-winning landscaped gardens, the Newpark Hotel provides a perfect backdrop for a beautiful wedding day. The first wedding reception was held at the Newpark Hotel in 1966. The Dunmore Suite holds 160 guests and the Glendine Suite holds 130 guests seated. For weddings over 180 guests both suites are used. Attached to each banquetting suite is a bar area where the guests can relax in comfort and privacy. I love shooting wedding videos in the Newpark its simply the best.
A big thanks to Angela & Thomas for choosing Drangan Video to record their special day, they were so nice to work with I just turned up on the day, did my own thing quitly and discreetly, Angela were very happy with the end result and we have shared the above highlight clip on facebook, visit Drangan Video On Facebook for all the very latest wedding news in Kilkenny & Tipperary.
After local weddings in Tipperary this weekend two in Clonmel and one Mullinahone, its time to realax I am heading off to Semple Stadium in Thurles to day to enjoy the all Ireland hurling quarter finals featuring Limerick Vs Waexford and Tipperary Vs Dublin ” Up Tipp”
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