Ethel Reidy and Garrett Coughlan

23 August 2014
Christ the King Church, Tullycross
Reception at Rosleague Manor, Letterfrack
Photography by Darek Novak

Ethel Reidy and Garrett Coughlan Wedding. Christ the King Church, Tullycross. Reception at Rosleague Manor, Letterfrack. Photography by Darek Novak.

Garrett and Ethel have always had a special place in their hearts for Connemara, so deciding to have their wedding at the picturesque Rosleague Manor was the perfect way to celebrate their love for one another with friends and family.

‘We have always loved the spectacular scenery of Connemara and knew it would be the perfect location for our family and friends to share our special day,’ says Garrett fondly. ‘We found a great church in Tullycross with a Harry Clarke stained-glass window that we loved, and as soon as we drove up to Rosleague Manor, we knew it was exactly the type of venue we were looking for.’ Special DIY touches—homemade centrepieces, chalkboard menus, and seating charts—made the day even more unique for this beautiful young couple. ‘Family, friends, and the amazing staff at Rosleague helped to bring it all together, leaving Ethel and me to get ourselves to the church on time!’

Garrett says the church ceremony was made even better when Ethel’s mum and her sister, who was also a bridesmaid, played some beautiful music to welcome their guests. ‘Father Charlie O’Donnell of Westport Parish took us all by surprise when he suggested that the two of us serve Communion to our wedding guests!’ he recalls. ‘When we got outside, the weather was fabulous and we were able to have our reception on the beautiful front lawn at Rosleague Manor, where Ethel’s dad then surprised us when he joined the band, the Clew Bay Critters, and sang her favourite Bob Dylan song. Having our friends and family together in the one place was the highlight. We were absolutely delighted with our day and cannot praise Rosleague Manor highly enough.’

The pair returned to Rosleague last August for their first wedding anniversary, and they hope to keep up the tradition by bringing their son, Reuben, along with them for another trip this summer.


Special Thanks

Photography: Darek Novak –
Lodging: Rosleague Manor –
Flowers: Leitrim Flowers, Cousin Blathnaid, and the couple’s own garden
Cake of cheese: Carrowholly Cheese, Westport
Cake: Made by family friend Brona Fullen
Music: The Clew Bay Critters, welcome reception; Ain’t Misbehavin, post-dinner
Hair: Laura Gibbons of Laura’s Hair, Westport
Makeup: Sandra of MAC Galway