he Marriage Act can be confusing, as its very different to the Marriage Act of other countries.
But it’s a matter of understanding the terminology and its very easy.
Who Can Marry You in Ireland ?
Only an individual who is duly authorised by the HSE and listed on the government “Register of Solemnisers” can conduct a legal marriage ceremony in Ireland.
All of our Celebrants are Registered Solemnisers and duly authorised to conduct legal marriage in the Republic of Ireland.
Where Can You Be Married in Ireland ?
You can be married on land at any place which is generally open to the public “without hindrance” and has an identifiable address, which means it must have a habitable building which is also open to the public. “Without hindrance” means the place is open to the public free of charge.
Which means there are certain places which are not allowed, for example you are not allowed to be married on a private property, on the water while on a boat, or in the water or underwater, while in the sky either in an aircraft including a hot air balloon, or while parachuting.
What is the Legal Process to be Married in Ireland ?
You must lodge a “Notification of Intention to Marry” with the HSE at least 3 months before your wedding date and no more than 12 months before. This must be done by booking an appointment with your choice of HSE office.