Holycross Wedding Of Noreen & James

In bright sunshine with temperatures reaching 28°C, the wedding took place today of the very lovely Miss Noreen Dwan, daughter of Mrs Margaret & Mr Rody Dwan, Holycross, Co Tipperary, to Mr James Fitzpatrick, son of Mrs Elizabeth & Mr Jim Fitzpatrick, Holycross, Co.Tipperary.

Their ceremony took place in the beautiful setting of Holycross Abbey (a wedding venue favoured by celebrities including Dolores O’Riordan, lead singer of the Cranberries, and Colette Fitzpatrick, TV3 News Anchor)  with the ceremony conducted by close family friend, Rev Fr. Tomas Breen, Parish Priest at the Abbey.

Newly weds Noreen & James Fitzpatrick

Newly Weds Noreen & James Fitzpatrick

Escorted down the aisle by her brother Thomas, the bride looked stunningly beautiful in a full length white lace strapless afternoon wedding gown, with sweetheart neckline and lace veil.  A delicately embellished diamonte waist band with bouquet to match, designed by the bride herself, greatly added to her elegant ensemble.

The Groom, James, looked dashing in a grey suit, with wing collared shirt, elegantly highlighted by a white cravat. Also adding to the splendour of this occasion was Flower Girl Miss Aoife Fitzpatrick.

The couple proclaimed their love for each other in front of family members and close friends, with a video recording of the event undertaken by top videographer Mr Pat Corbett.

Music and vocals were performed by Mr John Hosey, with passages from scripture read by Evelyn Dwan & Kevin Fitzpatrick, while Prayers of the Faithful were read by Lucy O’Meara, Michelle Ryan, Gary Dwan, Jamie Lee Dwan, Roisín Dwan and Jessica Fitzpatrick.

Offertory gifts of Bread and Wine were carried by Margaret Dwan & Elizabeth Graydon, while Catherine Brown recited beautifully the customary Communion Reflection.

Following the marriage ceremony, the new Mr and Mrs Fitzpatrick retired to that very popular wedding venue, the 1730 Queen Anne style mansion, better known as the Cashel Palace Hotel, situated under the shadow of the Rock of Cashel here in Co Tipperary.  Here guests were entertained, in the beautiful shaded and walled garden, to a champagne reception together with a host of other light refreshments.

Following family photographs in the magnificent hotel gardens, the newly married couple joined their guests in the venue’s main Drawing Room for dinner, which was immediately followed by dancing very late into the evening.

The couple have chosen to keep their honeymoon destination a closely guarded secret for the moment, so to Noreen & James go all our best wishes for a happy, healthy and prosperous life together and our thanks to you both for the most enjoyable of wedding day celebrations.


1 comment to Holycross Wedding Of Noreen & James

  • Annette Slater

    Hello and Congratulation to James and Noreen.
    I would dearly love to have contact with Noreen in the future as my mother is a Dwan by birth and her family originate from Tipperary.
    Wishing you both a long and happy, healthy life together, Regards Annette.x
    Ps: Beautiful dress, Noreen.

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