Another local wedding video !!!! this time its in Killenaule Co. Tipperary, which is more or less on my doorstep. Noelle Croke & Eamonn Fogarty were married in St. Mary’s
Church, Killenaule in August 2013. It was a great wedding in spite of some very heavy thunder showers, just as the bride & groom were exchanging rings there was a mighty clap of thunder which got a great laugh from the Bide & Groom and guests in the church.
As usual the recording began with Noelle and the girls preparing for the big day, Noelle’s parents house is in St. Mary’s Killenuale only about 3 mins from the church, Breda O’ Connor was bridesmaid and believe it or not I recorded her Wedding Video in Killenaule 15 years ago, when i think of the old cams from that era and how much equipment has changed and evolved in those short few years, when Noelle was collecting her wedding DVDS she dropped off Breda’s wedding Video Tape to have it converted to DVD, 17 years ago tapes were the main media that weddings were recorded on, just wondering what will be the order of the day in another 17 years no dough all productions will be shared on line and stored some where in space.
The wedding video turned out very good considering the inclement weather that we had on the day, I always say that good weather is not as important as couples might think, it is crazy to let a few drops of rain upset your wedding day just be happy enjoy each others company and have fun and lots of laughter. Noelle & Eamonn really enjoyed the day they actually saw the funny side as huge claps of thunder rang out over Killenuale during the exchange of vows.
The wedding ceremony was celebrated by Canon Liam Ryan he is a really sound priest who always helps to make the bride & groom relaxed on the day he spent many years in the parish of Drangan and Cloneen which is my home parish and where Drangan Video is based. I have recorded many Wedding Videos in Killenaule over the years St. Mary’s Church is one of the finest churches in Munster it is very well maintained its a popular choice for Brides in Tipperary.
More about Killenaule :
The Hills of Killenaule Festival provides entertainment cultural, sporting and musical around mid-summer and has been growing in popularity since its inception three years ago. There are at least four local historians in the locality and much activity surrounds the now restored Church of Ireland in River Street, which houses the Slieveardagh Rural Development Co. Ltd, administrative centre, and is also the local Cultural and Enterprise Centre. All of the data from headstones from the ten local cemeteries have been logged and computed and also available to visitors are the complete list of death records for Killenaule, dating back to when these records were first logged.
Killenaule is also the home of Derrynaflan Island, where on a dark February Sunday evening in 1980, Mr. Webb and his son unearthed the priceless Derrynaflan Hoard, consisting of an 8th century chalice, a strainer or ladle, a stand — all enclosed in a bronze basin, buried eighteen inches below ground, and found about 20 yards from the main church ruin. This priceless archaeological find continues to bring many students of history, historians and interested tourists to our area to view the exact location of the find. Derrynaflan Island is situated approximately 4 miles north west of Killenaule Town.
Bord Na Mona at its former works at Littleton and more recently at Killeens briquette factory provides a national fuel resource and also valuable local employment.
Local traditions of cheese making can be found at the home of Mr. Louis Grubb, Silverfort, home of the famous “Cashel Blue Cheese”. Also cheese is made at Sullivans Ballinure, home of Derrynaflan variety. A number of local people are involved in the craft industry, mainly in needlework, Art, and Hurley making. Scoil Ruain is the base of Derrynaflan School of furniture & design, where post Leaving Cert students study the craft of designing once off furniture pieces.
We traveled to the Abbeycourt Hotel Nenagh for Noelle & Eamonn’s wedding reception, it was a fab wedding celebration as is normal for the Abbeycourt. Ray the manager is so helpful and attentive to everyone, I really like working there the food is always up to the very highest standards and the little things like for instance freshly cut sandwiches on arrival at the hotel, nice touch. I would like to wish Noelle & Eamonn all the very best for the future, it was nice to have been part of their big day.
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Best regards Eamon.