For a marriage to be legal in Ireland the parties to the proposed marriage must give a minimum of 3 months notification to a Registrar in person of their intention to marry and by prior appointment only. You may book your appointment online or by telephoning your local registration office – see relevant links on the left hand side of this page. Further information is available at the following links.
NOTE: This web page is designed to provide general information on the solemnisation and registration (in the civil records) of a valid marriage in Ireland. This page does not purport to be a legal interpretation of the relevant legislation and should not be construed as such. Nor does it deal with the religious preliminaries which are required for church or other religious marriage. The relevant religious preliminaries should be arranged with the appropriate celebrant of marriages. Nor does it deal with secular preliminaries which are required for secular marriages. The relevant secular preliminaries should be arranged with the appropriate celebrant of marriages.
Checklist for Marriage Notification
Data Capture Form
View details of Registrars offices
Postal notification if living abroad
Religious ceremonies of Marriage
Civil ceremonies of Marriage
Registering your Marriage
Guidelines for venues for Civil Marriages
View all registered solemnisers in Ireland
Find your Civil Registration Office