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Getting Married

Marriage of Visiting Couples in Donagh Parish

(Castle Leslie Estate, Glaslough, Co. Monaghan)

Donagh Parish in the Diocese of Clogher, has two churches (St.Mary’s at Glennan and St. Patrick’s at Corracrin). Both are popular for weddings of couples from outside the parish wishing to have their reception in Castle Leslie Estate. While either of the Churches may be available on a given day, it is not possible to have a priest free to conduct marriages for all the couples who come to Glaslough. You are welcome to avail of parish facilities, if you comply with the following conditions.

Priest to Officiate: Before any reservation is confirmed, you will have to arrange your own priest. To ensure that the priest you engage is on the Register of Solemnisers, recognised by the Irish State, it is necessary that your nominated Priest complete the accompanying application form and return it to: The Parish Priest, Glennan, Glaslough, Co. Monaghan.

Prenuptial Enquiry: The Prenuptial Enquiry, normally conducted by your local priest, (either the priest of the parish in which you now live or the priest of the parish in which you were born and reared), should be initiated by both parties to the marriage at least six months beforehand. The purpose of this exercise is twofold: to establish your freedom to marry; and to ensure that you possess the necessary understanding of what you are undertaking in the Sacrament of Marriage. The priest conducting your prenuptial enquiry will then forward the completed documents to: The Parish Priest, Glennan, Glaslough, Co. Monaghan.

Prenuptial Enquiry Check List: Each Prenuptial Enquiry should be supported by the following documents:

- Recently issued Baptismal Certificate (Apply to the Parish in which you were baptised.)

- Confirmation Certificate

- Letter of Freedom to Marry

- Certificate of attendance at a Marriage Preparation Course

- Application for dispensations where applicable, mixed religion etc.(Code/Canon 1086,1124 and 1125)

Booking Fee: €300 towards the upkeep of the Church, payable in advance to Donagh Parish.

Appointment with the Civil Registrar: There is a requirement in civil law to give at least 90 days notice to the Civil Registrar of Marriages. The Registrar will require you to have the name of the church, the date of the marriage and the name of the priest who has agreed to officiate. Without the Marriage Registration Form (M.R.F) which you receive from the Civil Registrar no marriage can take place. Marriage Registration Office, Monaghan. Tel: 047 – 30444. Alternatively, you may make an appointment with the Civil Registrar of Marriages in your local area.

Couples from Overseas: Note: This only applies to couples from overseas. The Prenuptial Enquiry Documents from dioceses overseas should be transferred through your local Diocesan Office to the secretary at our Diocesan Office in Monaghan: Rt Rev Mgr Joseph Mc Guiness, Bishops House, Monaghan, Republic of Ireland. Monsignor Mc Guiness will then transfer the documents to Donagh Parish Office provided they are correct and complete.


Reverend Hubert Martin PP,

Glennan, Glaslough, Co. Monaghan. Tel: 047-87221

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PARISH OF DONAGH, Glennan, Glaslough, Co. Monaghan. Tel 047-87221 | Fax 047-88520