Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Silver Wedding Anniversary - 13th September, 1986

Today is the 25th anniversary of my marriage to Roma Bourke on 13th September 1986. It is a day I will never forget and 25 years later it still has a special place in my heart.

One of the things about my wedding day is that I remember it almost minute by minute. I've no idea or record of what I was doing on 13th Sept 1985, but it's easy to remember something big in your life like a wedding. First, a wedding album chronicles the day very well. Secondly, we probably have more photos from friends and family from this day than any other in our lives - so it is much easier to remind ourselves what happened on that day. 

We were married in St Patrick's Church in Newport, Co Mayo. The Reception was in a marquee on the lawn of Roma's parents house in Rosmindle, we spent our first night of wedded bliss in Newport House, and honeymooned in Poreč in what was then Yugoslavia (now Croatia).

We missed it on the day, but just before the wedding ceremony Roma's cousin Anne-Elizabeth had a request for us on the Val Joyce show on RTÉ Radio 1 which she recorded. To hear this message (22 secs) click on the "Play" button on the toolbar below:

One of the sad things about the day is you just have to look at our wedding group photograph to see that so many of our friends and family have passed away in the 25 years since - we remember them too on this day.

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