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IMPORTANT
You'll probably be booking your date for the celebration of the Sacrament of Marriage up to two years in advance. Please bear in mind that fundamental changes in procedures or requirements can be made within such extended periods of time by Church, Civil or Parish authorities. Any information supplied or indicated at the time of booking is subject to this provision.

 


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1. Civil Requirements

2. General Requirements for Cork & Ross Dioceses
3. Booking a Sacramental Marriage in Kilbrittain Parish
    Calendar of Sacramental Marriages Booked to Date

A wonderful resource, and worth checking out, is this helpful website by Accord and Catholic Ireland:
http://www.gettingmarried.ie/pages/index.php?nd=3

1. Civil Requirements
The following information consists of extracts from the Registrars' Website http://www.welfare.ie/en/Pages/Getting_Married.aspx
and is intended for guidance only. Please consult the page linked to above for full details.


1.2 The Marriage Notification Process

After 5th November 2007 any couple proposing to marry should begin the process by contacting their local Registration Office to make an appointment to meet the Registrar to give him/her their marriage notification. Notifications can be taken only by prior appointment with the Registrar. While only three months' notice is required by law, couples are advised to contact the Registrar well over three months before their intended date of marriage to ensure they can get a timely appointment. The notification details will be entered on a computerised notification system by the Registrar on the basis of the information given by the couple. When attending the Registrar's office in relation to the notification, the couple must also pay the notification fee of €200 and provide the Registrar with evidence of their name, address, age, civil status and nationality.

In general, all couples will be asked to produce:-

  • Passport (must be in date)
  • Birth Certificate (must bear an apostille stamp if not issued by the Civil Registration Service in this jurisdiction)
  • If either party is divorced, original final decrees in respect of all previous divorces
  • If either party has a civil partnership dissolution - original dissolutions in respect of all previous civil partnerships
  • If widowed, death certificate of the previous spouse and the civil marriage certificate for their first marriage
  • If a surviving civil partner - the death certificate(s) of the previous civil partner(s) and the civil partnership registration certificate(s), and
  • If party to a civil partnership or marriage that was annulled by an Irish Court - the final decree of nullity and a letter from the relevant court confirming that no appeal was lodged,
  • Their PPS Numbers (where either or both of the parties have one)
  • Fee of €200 as above

Additional documentation may be required in some cases, such as where a divorce has been granted outside the State and it must be determined whether it is recognised under Irish law. The Registrar will advise what is required in each case.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE ABOVE LIST IS NOT EXHAUSTIVE. ALL COUPLES SHOULD CHECK DIRECTLY WITH THE REGISTRAR, BEFORE THEIR APPOINTMENT, TO ENSURE THAT THEY HAVE ALL THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION.

The Following are the Registration Offices for Co Cork with phone numbers for appointments.

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CORK

Civil Registration Service & Civil Registrar of Marriages & Civil Partnerships
Adelaide Court, Adelaide Street, Cork

Opening Hours:
Monday to Wednesday 09:00 - 16:30; Thursday 09:00 - 16:30 (16:30 - 19:30 for marriage or civil partnership notifications by appointment only); Friday 09:00 - 15:30

Contact: 021 4275126
Fax: 021 4270280;
Email: crs@hse.ie


SKIBBEREEN

Coolnagarrane,
Skibbereen, Co. Cork

Opening Hours:
Monday & Thursday 09:30 – 13:00;
Tuesday 09:30 - 12:30

Contact: 028 40570
MALLOW

Civil Registration Service,
Births, Deaths & Marriages
9 Westend, Mallow, Co. Cork

Opening hours:
Wednesday & Thursday 09:30 - 12.30 & 14:00 to 17:00 (Thursday 17:00 19:00 by appointment only)

Contact: 022 50230
CASTLETOWNBERE

Community Hospital, Castletownbere, Co. Cork

Opening Hours: Tuesday only 9:00 - 12:30

Contact: 027 70004

In addition to their personal particulars, the couple will be requested to provide details in relation to their proposed marriage such as

- the intended date of marriage,

- whether they require a civil or religious ceremony,

- the names and dates of birth of their witnesses, and

- details of the proposed solemniser and venue.

They will also both have to complete a declaration of no impediment stating that they are not aware of any lawful impediment to the proposed marriage.

The Registrar will issue each party to an intended marriage, and the proposed solemniser, with an acknowledgement confirming the date of the receipt of the notification.

It should be noted that these acknowledgements are for record only and are not intended to be a licence or certificate signifying the approval of the Registrar concerned to any proposed marriage. All the other legally required marriage preliminaries, as set out in this webpage, must also be complied with.


2. General Requirements for Cork & Ross Dioceses
YOU MUST GIVE AT LEAST THREE MONTHS NOTICE TO THE PARISH IN WHICH THE SACRAMENT IS TO BE CELEBRATED.

a.
Pre-Sacramental Marriage Papers:
Each party should make an appointment to meet with the priest of the parish in which they reside in order to enable him to complete a form called the Pre-Nuptial Enquiry. It would save time if you checked the following first:
Were you baptised in the parish in which the Enquiry is being completed? If not, you will have to apply to your parish of baptism for a 'fresh' (less than six months' old) Baptism Certificate.
Were you confirmed in the parish in which the Enquiry is being completed? If not, you will have to bring a Confirmation Certificate.

This website includes a Submission Page where you can supply online the routine personal data needed to complete the Pre-Nuptial Enquiry. Using this form saves time in the completion of Sacramental Marriage Papers.

The above appointments should be made well before the date of the Sacramental Marriage, ideally at least six months in advance, because you may be asked by the priest to source Letters of Freedom or other documents which could take weeks to obtain.
Full details in this page from the Diocesan Website:
http://www.corkandross.org/html/sacraments/marriage/premarriage_papers.jsp

b. Pre-Sacramental Marriage Course: Couples normally choose from available and authorised courses and dates. Full details in this Diocesan Website page:
http://www.corkandross.org/html/sacraments/marriage/premarriage_courses.jsp

The following MARRIAGE FAQ page from the same website could be of interest to you:
http://www.corkandross.org/html/sacraments/marriage/marriage_faq.jsp

3. Booking a Sacramental Wedding in Kilbrittain Parish
Check if your date is available by looking at the table below, but keep in mind:

a. Sacramental Marriages cannot be solemnised on Sundays, Holy Days of Obligation, Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday or Christmas Day. If you have any doubt whatsoever about your desired day being affected by this, contact us before you book your hotel.

b. In Kilbrittain Parish only one sacramental marriage may be booked on any day.

c. If neither of you live in Kilbrittain or
was baptised here, you must bring your own priest. Fr Cremin cannot commit himself to officiate at any sacramental marriage of non-parishioners.

CALENDAR OF SACRAMENTAL MARRIAGES BOOKED TO-DATE
This table was last updated on 27th October, 2015

Church is likely to be free on dates not entered below, with the exceptions of the above Feast Days etc. Fr Cremin may not be free to do a sacramental wedding, however, on certain of these dates as he has some outside obligations in his diary.

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2016 Saturday 1st October
2016 Saturday 10th December
2017 Saturday 4th February
2017 Saturday 13th May
2017 Saturday 29th June
2017 Friday 4th August
2017 Saturday 30th September
2017 Saturday 28th October

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