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Given this background and the unique identity of the native Irish people who were forced to practice their religion 'underground', it is not surprising that an Irish Wedding has a particular identity all of its own and has a number of specific traditions associated with it. In Ireland of centuries ago the most popular day to be married was a Sunday.
This made sense as it was the day when the working week was done and people were free to attend the simple marriage ceremonies that were available at the time.
From Willie Daly down at the Lisdoonvarna matchmaking festival to asking someone to shift your mate in a teenage disco, Irish people have always enjoyed helping others find love.
We spoke to CEO of Luvguru, Liam Grant, who says:"Too often we saw people taking control of their mate's phone so they could start swiping on dating apps for them.
When I told our daughter about this old Irish verse, she changed her wedding date from May to April: Marry in April if you can, joy for maiden and for man.
Some modern couples spurn the traditional Church setting preferring to be wed on a Caribbean beach or perhaps in a foreign Church (with blessings in Rome always proving popular). Irish history is veneered with centuries of oppression that was particularly harsh in respect of the Catholic religion.
The 16th Century Penal Laws prevented Priests from saying Mass never mind conducting the Sacrament of Marriage. The last of the Penal Laws was not repealed in Ireland until 1920.
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