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We think it is one of the best!  The magnificently restored Georgian estate in County Meath, is also celebrating 10 years of delivering truly unique, exclusive weddings and events to guests from Ireland and overseas. To mark the occasion, Clonabreany House has launched its ‘A Passion for Provenance’ menu celebrating the very best of seasonal, Irish produce and its continued commitment to local suppliers. The stunning setting of Clonabreany House, which led to it being chosen as the location for The Great Irish Bake Off in 2013, is complimented by the highest quality, bespoke service ensuring that this beautiful venue is constantly in high demand. The quality of the food at Clonabreany House and the team’s commitment to local suppliers, is undoubtedly one of its key differentiating factors.

The 'A Passion for Provenance' menu celebrates Clonabreany's commitment to Irish produce and the valuable relationships that the team has developed with local suppliers which includes sourcing fresh fruit and vegetables from Grange Farm in Trim, breakfast products from Doherty Craft Butchers in Kells and the highest quality beef from CR Tormey's farm in Kilbeggan.

Executive chef Simon Mooney’s menu also celebrates award-winning produce from all over Ireland, such as Goatsbridge trout, Velvet Cloud cheese and yoghurt, Wild Irish Foragers preserves and syrups, and Highbank Orchards apple cider, balsamic vinegar and pink apple juice, to name just a few.

Simon commented: “At Clonabreany House we utilise the finest, seasonal ingredients to ensure that every guest has a wonderfully memorable dining experience. We take particular pride in meeting guest’s individual dietary requirements, whether that’s vegan, vegetarian or a preference for plant-based, we strive to deliver a top-level restaurant experience for every guest.”

Mary O’Neill, General Manager, Clonabreany House commented: “Our food offering has always been an integral part of the unique Clonabreany House experience. We’re delighted to mark our 10th birthday with the launch of this new menu. We look forward to welcoming and celebrating with many more happy guests in the future.”

The opening of Clonabreany House in 2009 marked the unveiling of a 10-year restoration project of the 18th century land master house and adjoining courtyard, which received an Ellison Award from An Taisce for excellence in conservation. Guests celebrating at Clonabreany House have exclusive use of the beautiful buildings, which can cater for groups of 220 and accommodation for 90 guests, with further accommodation options available in the local area and neighbouring towns.

The hugely successful private wedding and event venue is a key employer in the area, and generates significant business for other suppliers in the wider area such as florists, photographers, musicians etc. on an ongoing basis.




Let's be honest, every girl dreams of their wedding day. 

You spend your childhood imagining your Princess dress, your dream husband and your ideal venue (mine was Disneyland back in the day, FYI). 

I'm yet to meet a person who doesn't love the idea of getting married in a beautiful castle – living like a royal for a brief moment. 

Ireland has no shortage of beautiful castles, but some are simply a cut above others. 

One castle that really just does it for me is Markree Castle, in Sligo. 

I love Sligo, so I'm super excited about this. 


Markree Castle from the air. Drones are fun.

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From the moment you drive through the gates of the Markree estate, you are transported to a real-life fairytale. 

Be king and queen for a day as you walk hand-in-hand through immaculate gardens and along flag-stone paths to join your loved ones in celebrating your vows.

Honestly, I'm years off a wedding, but I'd nearly book it now – and worry about finding a man later. 

The Gothic-style Castle is set in the heart of the beautiful Sligo countryside, on the route of the Wild Atlantic Way.

SORRY, did we mention that they have two Irish wolfhounds? Who are basically the castle mascots! 

It is a truly authentic, relaxed and uniquely charming wedding venue, where you will find yourself immersed in unrivalled castle hotel comfort. 

Also, let's just talk about the setting for a hot second – there are with mature trees, a rose garden and grounds along the river Unshin, including a boathouse and woodland walk.

Just THINK of the gorge pictures you'd get. 

Recently, the castle was the set for a film called Royally Ever After, which couldn't be more fitting for the venue. 

We had a cheeky gawk at their website, so get the low down on their wedding package – and holy heck, it is good stuff. 

You'll get exclusive use of Markree Castle and grounds for you and your guests, including of the Grand Hall and reception rooms (and boy, they are GRAND). 

A personal planner will be on hand to help and advise you on every aspect of your day, which is good to know.

When you and your bridal party arrive to the Castle, you'll be welcomed with a red carpet and a cheeky Champagne reception. Can't argue with that. 

That's actually the tip of the ice berg – they'll sort out every aspect of your day, from a dinner delicious menu to drinks receptions. 

Oh, and an important thing to note for all you single gals – the castle also offer weekend breaks (depending on availability).

You get a luxurious two night stay in the castle, as well as two evening meals and breakfast each morning. 

You can enjoy roaming the castle gardens and the antique furnished reception rooms with beautiful views of the manicured lawns and rose garden.

It is positively dreamy (I've actually been, so I know what I'm talking about).

Can we go now? 


If you're recently engaged and up to your waist in wedding preparation, you'll know that the process can be a stressful one.

While it's undoubtedly an exciting (and romantic) time, it's also pretty overwhelming, right?

From being given too many details to being provided with too few, searching for the perfect spot to celebrate your wedding is far from easy.

With this in mind, The 5 star g Hotel & Spa in Galway want to make the process as stress-free as possible, and are inviting engaged couples to view the beautifully unique hotel as a potential wedding venue.

Understanding the need for advance planning and conscious of couples living outside of Galway, the g Hotel has set a number of dates for their wedding showcases between now and January 2018. 

If you're keen to choose a venue, set a date, and get the show on the road, now is the time to do it!

Take your pick of the following…

●        Saturday 21st October 2017

●        Saturday 18th November 2017

●        Saturday 30th December 2017

●        Saturday 27th January 2018

Offering stunning style and superb service, the luxurious g Hotel has 101 spacious rooms and suites for wedding couples and their guests. 

Oh, and as the hotel captures the essence of vibrant Galway and is located near the picturesque Claddagh, this enchanted space is the perfect place to say ‘I do’.

Ladies, sounds like it's time to take a look….



Courteney Cox paid a visit to our little island as she and her fiancé Johnny McDaid have reportedly been looking for a wedding venue!

The star jetted in to Derry Airport and posed for photos with airport staff before going to visit her soon-to-be in laws.

We would LOVE for them to get married here, and it makes sense seen as Johnny is Irish. We REALLY hope all the cast of Friends are invited, not that we’d get to meet any of them, but we could have some fun trying!