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Regulations for Marriages in the Parish of

Firstly check the availability for Kilskyre or Ballinlough Church at the Parish Office (Tuesday to Friday from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm on +353 (0)46 9243623 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  Contact the Priest (the solemniser) who will celetrate the marriage well in advance. 

A Booking fee of €400 for the use of the Church is required for non-parishioners and couples must provide their own priest to celebrate the marriage

All couples must complete a Pre-Nuptial Enquiry and related forms with their own local parish within 6 MONTHS of their wedding date. When doing this you must have a copy of your Baptismal Cert (issued within the  previous  6 months) from the Church where you were baptised and also a Confirmation Certificate from the Church where you were confirmed . You also need an affidavit sworn before a Solicitor stating that you have not contracted a religious or civil marriage previously.  Your Priest  will then forward all the paperwork to Kilskyre Parish.

You also need to contact Accord or Similar and register for pre-marriage course at least 6 months in advance.


Under a directive from the Civil Registrar's Office (Sept 2007), couples must present themselves to the Civil Registrar at least 3 months before the date of the marriage. Along with personal data, the couple must give the name of the solemniser (Priest) of the marriage to the Registrar.

The Civil Registrar in time will give a Civil Registration Form to the couple.

On the day of the marriage, The Couple must take this Civil Form (Green Book) to the Church for signing. After the signing by the Couple, the Witnesses and the Priest, The Couple must then return the Signed Civil Form to the Registrar's Office within 1 month of the marriage.

The address of the Registrar's Office is Meath Enterprise Centre, Trim Road, Navan, Co. Meath. Phone +353 (0)46 9023209


The marriage ceremony must commence at the time arranged and no wedding ceremony can commence before 1.30pm (in the event of funerals)

The music chosen should both serve the liturgy and be in keeping with its sacred character.

No confetti is allowed inside or outside the church and no bluetac on seats.

Floral arrangements must be in keeping with the character of the church and must not be excessive.   Arrangements are not permitted on the main altar table.

As a condition of our Insurance cover, no lighted candles are to be used in the body of the Church as they are a fire hazard.  

Thank you for your co-operation

Due to the current Covid pandemic the Bishop of Meath has given the following statement:

"A significent number of couples have decided to reschedule the celebration of the Sacrament of Marriage in the coming months.  As far as Church documents are concerned, you do not need to ask couples to go through the process a second time but you should ask each of them for a simple statement in  writing to the effect that there has been no change in their personal circumstances or their marital status since the original documents were completed.  The civil documentation is valid for 6 months after the original scheduled  date of marriage.  Each couple needs to be aware of this.







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