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The Ceide Fields Visitors Centre is one of seven OPW sites in the country to be approved for use for civil marriage ceremonies by Minister of State, Brian Hayes last week. Speaking about the sites announced, Minister of State Hayes said, "These are wonderful and iconic sites that are familiar to many of us and are a key part of our cultural heritage. There are many places in our portfolio apart from the obvious ones - unique venues which would certainly add to the occasion for couples on their special day. We are very interested in opening up these sites to more visitors and a greater variety of uses and while this is the initial list, I would welcome suggestions from members of the public.”
According to new figures released by the Central Statistics Office, civil ceremonies are on the rise, and if trends continue they could overtake religious marriages in just three years.
Couples getting married in Kilkenny will now be permitted to tie the knot in a civil ceremony at Kilkenny Castle.
In line with national trends, new figures have revealed that more and more people in Westmeath are opting for civil marriage ceremonies as opposed to religious ceremonies.