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The Cashel Palace Hotel

In June of 2017 we learned that the historic Cashel Palace Hotel was to undergo redevelopment under the investment of the Magnier Family (of Coolmore Stud) and Teo Ah King a Chinese business tycoon. This announcement was welcomed throughout the county of Tipperary and will be a huge boost to the local economy and wedding industry. For those of you who have recently gotten engaged and are hoping to celebrate your big day in 5* luxury, we imagine the Cashel Palace Hotel will be THE venue that ticks all the boxes.

Cashel Palace Hotel New Wedding Venue

According to latest reports, the hotel is set to reopen in late 2019, this may seem like a long wait, but I’d put money on the fact that it will be worth it!

The plans for the hotel include 60 luxuriously appointed bedrooms, 2 onsite restaurants, a hotel bar, world class leisure centre and of course a function room that will no doubt play host to the most wonderful celebrations this country has ever seen. The project also looks to reinstate the renowned ‘Bishops Walk’ and will include a 3-acre town park, which we are really excited to learn more about.

About the site:
The Palace itself was originally built in the 1730’s and features a breath-taking Queen Anne and early Georgian architectural design. Before they moved to Waterford, the building was initially the home of the Church of Ireland Archbishops. Cashel Palace is situated on a 25-acre site and the grounds lie adjacent to the world famous Rock of Cashel which, can be accessed from the hotel grounds via one of the private gardens.

The hotel ceased trading in 2014 and was purchased by John Magnier in 2016 for 2.25 million Euros. The original resort consisted of the Bolton Library, the coach house and a gate lodge and we really can’t wait to see how these have been preserved to fit in with the new renovations.

Famous Faces at the Cashel Palace Hotel.

Over the decades, the Cashel Palace has played host to some of Hollywood’s elite as well as US dignitaries, world leaders and politicians. Some of the most notable visits were by Ronald Reagan, Richard Burton, Jacqueline Kennedy and Elizabeth Taylor. The hotels’ association with excellence has always been its selling point and we have no doubt that they will strive to keep with this tradition in the future.

Hore Abbey Cashel Wedding Photo Location

Cashel and it’s surrounds have much to offer the modern bride and groom, with most venues now offering civil weddings and a host of onsite services, there is no longer a need to travel between venues on your big day. The team here at Drangan Video love nothing more than travelling to Cashel to film wedding videos for our special couples. The town and surrounding area features magnificent scenery and backdrops for the most stunning photography and video shoots. We are on tenterhooks waiting for the opening of the Cashel Palace Hotel and can’t wait to step inside to provide our wedding videography services in the very near future.

Wedding Videographer Co. Tipperary

If you are planning a wedding in Cashel and looking for a wedding videographer with flair, please do get in contact with Eamon here at any time. Our dedication to providing you with a service that is professional and our top class customer service, make us the number one choice for wedding videos in Tipperary and the surrounding counties.

Busy Wedding Videographer Tipperary

There is great old Irish saying that says  “Time Flys When You Are Busy”   ??  It is almost 20 years now from when I recorded and produced my very first Wedding Video, it was a Cashel

Wedding Videographer
Wedding Videographer

Wedding and the couple were friends of ours  the reception was in Dundrum House Hotel Tipperary, as it happened we were invited guests to the wedding, they had already booked a Wedding Videographer but for some reason he canceled the booking two days before the big day. At that time I was getting into Videographery as a hobby my equipment consisted of a decent enough camcorder and some basic editing gear, well to make a long story short they asked me to bring my camcorder  and to grab some of the highlights of the day, I was delighted to have been asked, it was also a challenge for me to tackle my very first wedding video.   I remember recording about 3 hours of non professional footage on the day but I had more than covered the highlights of the day.  Over the following days I got stuck into to editing and producing my very first Wedding Video  I really enjoyed the job of sitting down and going through the footage and cutting unwanted  ( shaky camera shots ) etc.  The video also included some basic special effects which looked a little over the top to say the least.  They were delighted with their 3 hour video tape, it was a record of their big day and they loved it, I also had caught the bug of video production the experience of recording footage and siting down to edit it and produce a video that told a story was an exciting and rewarding job.

Fast forward to today August 1st 2014,  Drangan Video is going from strength to strength with bookings accepted as far ahead as 2017.  Since starting out on the journey as a professionl Wedding Videographer I have carried 3 major equipment upgrades, one of  the most notable changes  in professional video production in recent years is the physical size of the  new generation of Video Cameras that are out there, gone are the days of the big heavy shoulder mount cams, broadcasters and Wedding Videographers alike  are now using the latest hand held file based cams for discreet and comfortable acquisition of footage.

At the moment I am in the process of researching the very latest Sony XD cams, the use of very large half inch  sensors in hand held

Latest Video Camera
Latest Video Camera

cams is a major break through in video camera design it is now possible to get a real feature film look on wedding video productions from a non shoulder mount camera,  Using large sensor  professional  cams is a little bit more daunting than grabbing a semi pro standard chip camera leaving it in auto mode and pressing the record button.  I am certainly up for the challenge and at the moment i am arranging to have a new Sony XD Cam on trial for two weeks, all the research on  line is very encouraging but its essential that I get my hands on the camera and use it before making a rather large  investment in two new high end sony cams.

Thanks for reading my latest blog, more news soon.

Regards Eamon.



Wedding Bookings 2014/2015

Just some advice regarding booking your Wedding DVD.

Drangan Video Tipperary
Drangan Video Tipperary

If you are considering using Drangan Video to record and produce your Wedding Video I would strongly advise that you confirm your booking for 2014 and beyond at least 4 months before the big day.  I have decided to take a fixed number of Wedding Bookings for 2014 and 2015  the reason for this is so that I can maintain my very high standard of work by devoting the proper amount of time for post-production & editing. This is not

Brides In Munster
Brides In Munster

to say that I am cutting back on work it just means that when  a certain target number of bookings are reached  Drangan Video will then be fully booked for that year. If you have a moment please have a look at some beautifully crafted Wedding Clips on my Blog Page on this website, or check out Drangan Video On Facebook .