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10 celebrity weddings in Ireland – actors, sports stars, musicians and more who wed on the Emerald Isle

Ireland is now an international draw for celebrity weddings (Picture: iStock)
Ireland is now an international draw for celebrity weddings (Picture: iStock)

IRELAND has become a hugely popular destination for weddings and honeymoons, and it seems the stars are equally as enchanted by its charms. Here, we remember 10 celebrity Irish weddings.

Brian O'Driscoll and Amy Huberman (Photo by Eamonn McCormack/Getty Images)
Brian O’Driscoll and Amy Huberman (Photo by Eamonn McCormack/Getty Images)

Amy Huberman and Brian O’Driscoll

The Irish rugby legend Brian O’Driscoll wed actress and author Amy Huberman in the Lough Rynn Castle in Co. Leitrim back in 2010. Probably as close Ireland has come to its own version of a royal wedding this century.

Gabriel Byrne and Hannah Beth King (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for FIJI Water)
Gabriel Byrne and Hannah Beth King (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for FIJI Water)

Gabriel Byrne and Hannah Beth King

Actor Gabriel Byrne married his long-term girlfriend Hannah Beth King at Ballymaloe Country House Hotel in Co. Cork in 2014. Ballymaloe has a world famous cookery school, so the food, from nibbles to right through to supper, were undoubtedly top notch.

Heather Mills and Paul McCartney (Picture: LEE CELANO/AFP/Getty Images)
Heather Mills and Paul McCartney (Picture: Lee Celano/AFP/Getty Images)

 Paul McCartney and Heather Mills

The former Beatle married his second wife Heather Mills in 2002, holding the ceremony in Castle Leslie in the village of Glaslough, Co. Monaghan. Some of McCartney’s relatives still lived in the locality; the wedding was so Irish that cousins, in-laws and friends were soon bickering about who should, and who shouldn’t, be invited.

David Beckham and Victoria Beckham — née Adams, aka Posh Spice (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
David Beckham and Victoria Beckham — née Adams, aka Posh Spice (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Victoria and David Beckham

David Beckham and Posh Spice’s 1999 wedding took place in the 18th century gothic Luttrellstown Castle located just outside Dublin. Even back then David, surrounded by all that mediaeval armour, was dreaming of becoming a knight.

Danny Masterson and Bijou Phillips (Picture: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
Danny Masterson and Bijou Phillips (Picture: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Bijou Phillips and Danny Masterson

American actress Bijou Phillips married That ‘70s Show actor Danny Masterson in 2011 in a private castle in Co. Tipperary. The couple met, very romantically, at a poker tournament in Las Vegas. Texas Hold ’em evidently had them holding hands, and it was a short step after that to Tipperary. Both Scientologists, the couple had a Scientology marriage ceremony, possibly the first of its kind ever to have been held in an Irish castle.

Pierce Brosnan and Keely Shaye Smith ber 10, 2016 in Wroclaw. / AFP / JANEK SKARZYNSKI (Photo credit should read JANEK SKARZYNSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
Pierce Brosnan and Keely Shaye Smith (Picture: Janek Skarzynski/AFP/Getty Images)

Pierce Brosnan

Navan man and former 007 actor Pierce Brosnan married the TV host Keely Shaye Smith at Ballintubber Abbey in Co. Mayo in 2001. The reception was held in 13th-century Ashford Castle, Co. Mayo — cocktails, presumably, were shaken not stirred.

Adare Manor, the site of many celebrity weddings (Picture: Tourism Ireland)
Adare Manor, the site of many celebrity weddings (Picture: Tourism Ireland)

Tony Hawk and Kathy Goodman

The US skateboarding legend married his partner Kathy in Limerick’s Adare Manor the former seat of the Earl of Dunraven, 2015.

 Bono and Ali Hewson (Picture: Francois Durand/Getty Images)
Bono and Ali Hewson (Picture: Francois Durand/Getty Images)

Bono and Ali Hewson

Married in 1982 at All Saints Church, Raheny, Dublin, Bono and Ali had known each other since their early teens.

Joe Elliott of Def Leppard ch Music Center on August 22, 2014 in Noblesville, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
Joe Elliott (left) of Def Leppard pictured, not on his wedding day, but during a musical recital with singer Gene Simmons (Picture: Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

Joe Elliott and Kristine E. Wunschel

Having lived in Ireland for almost 30 years, Def Leppard frontman Elliott married his second wife Kristine at Kinnitty Castle, the Gothic pile which overlooks the Slievebloom Mountains in Co. Offaly.

Rosanna Davison an Wesley Quirke (Picture: ShowBizIreland/Getty Images)
Rosanna Davison and Wesley Quirke (Picture: ShowBizIreland/Getty Images)

Rosanna Davison and Wesley Quirke

Former Miss World (and daughter of Chris de Burgh) Rosanna Davison married Wesley Quirke in a civil ceremony in May 2014. This was followed by two receptions, the first in Ibiza, the second in Powerscourt Resort Hotel in Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow.

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