Getting married

    Getting married is a big step and will significantly impact on lots of areas in your life. Find out about the legal requirements and procedures involved in getting married in Ireland and abroad.

    When an engaged couple decide not to marry, are there any implications for gifts they have jointly received? What are the rules on property? Find out more here.

    A pre-nuptial agreement is an agreement entered into by a couple before they get married. Find out more about pre-nuptial agreements in Ireland.

    This document describes the legal requirements that you and your partner must fulfil in order to be able to marry each other, and the impediments to marriage.

    There are 3 different ways to legally marry in Ireland.

    Before you get married in Ireland, you must take certain steps in order to be legally entitled to marry. This page explains this process and how to give your ‘notice of your intention to get married’.

    How do you register a marriage in Ireland, and how can you get a copy of your marriage certificate.

    Description of religious and secular marriage ceremonies and the rules that apply to all marriage ceremonies in Ireland.

    A civil marriage ceremony is a non-religious and legally-binding way to get married in Ireland. Read the steps for getting married by civil ceremony in Ireland, including how to notify the Registrar.

    Information for Irish citizens planning to get married abroad.