#Countdown to June 5th, 2020

Rescheduled date: Thursday, 9th September 2021










Mass Wedding Ceremony

St Patrick's Church, Ballymacnab, Co. Armagh, BT60 2QT
September 9th 2021, Time: 12:00pm

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Wedding Reception

Four Seasons Hotel, Carlingford, Co. Louth, Ireland
September 9th 2021, Time: 2:30pm

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The Plan

About Carlingford

The wedding reception will be held in The Four Seasons Hotel in Carlingford, Co. Louth. This is in the south of Ireland meaning the currency will be in € euros. The ceremony is in the North, though don't worry you won't need your passport.

We recommend flying into Belfast, Carlingford is:

  • 1 hour and 10 minutes from George Best Belfast City Airport
  • 1 hour 15 minutes from Belfast International Airport
  • 1 hour 10 minutes from Dublin Airport. (Not recommended if flying in from the UK as may have different Covid restrictions)

Carlingford is a coastal town on the Cooley Peninsula, between the waters of Carlingford Lough and the mountain of Slieve Foye, in the northeast of Ireland. It’s known for its oyster farms, medieval buildings and outdoor activities.

Transport to ceremony and back

For guests who will be staying in Carlingford the day before the wedding, there will be a bus available to take guests from Carlingford to the wedding ceremony and back to Carlingford. Please let us know via email at jamesmaireadwedding@gmail.com, or via the RSVP below, if you would like a seat on the bus. The bus will leave at 10:30am from outside The Four Seasons in Carlingford

Wedding gifts

The best gift is for us to see you guys after such a challenging year, so please don't be going to the hassle and expense of any wedding gifts. If you won't sleep at night without giving us something then any donation towards our honeymoon fund would be appreciated but not expected at all, by going to this Honeymoon fund link.

Following day

For anyone that is still around the following day (Friday), there will be light finger food from 6pm in the same room as the wedding from the previous day. There will also be a bar in this area until 11pm.

Covid Evidence

If you have been vaccinated, please bring with you proof of vaccination, although you will not require it for the venue, you will likely need it if you want to go to other bars in Carlingford.


Please note that accomodation will book up fast, as this is peak season so we would recommend booking as early as possible.

The Four Seasons Hotel

The Four Seasons Hotel are offering a discount rate of €155 for 2 people for the night of the wedding, with breakfast. Please reserve your room by calling 00 353 42 937 3530 to receive the discounted rate.


Self-catering Options

B&B Options

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Sharing with other wedding guests

If you are interested in sharing a larger house with others to help reduce costs, please let us know and we can help you coordinate with other people, if you need.


Are you going? *
Do you need a seat on the bus from Carlingford to the ceremony and back?*