Holycross Abbey – Orla And John Wed

Orla JohnThe beautiful and ancient venue of Holycross Abbey, near Thurles, Co. Tipperary has become the favourite hitching centre for marrying celebrates over the years. The Abbey was the chosen venue of Dolores O’Riordan of the ‘The Cranberries’ fame and more recently TV3 brunette beauty Collette Fitzpatrick to Station Director Niall McDermott.
However, on Friday last, in this same venue, it was the turn of local beauty Orla O’Flaherty, Moyne, Co Tipperary and John O’Shea, Cahersiveen, Co. Kerry to publicly proclaimed their love for each other in front of a large gathering of friends and family.

The stunning bride, was escorted down the isle by her father Martin O’Flaherty and the wedding ceremony was led by chief celebrant Fr. Martin Hayes, CC  Thurles. The classical music chosen by the couple for their ceremony was provided by professional musicians from the Cork School of Music.

Following their marriage ceremony the happy couple travelled to the Four Star Ballykisteen Hotel and Golf Resort, latter set in 170 acres of picturesque parkland, in the shadow of Tipperary’s Galtee Mountains, where family and friends were entertained to a six course banquet, followed by dancing late into the evening.

At this time the happy couple can be found on honeymoon, touring Australia and from all your  friends and acquaintances in Co. Tipperary and Co. Kerry, (dodging the raindrops) come wishes to you both for a happy and prosperous life together.


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