Getting married

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.

Legal implications of a broken engagement
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.

Pre-nuptial agreements
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.

Legal requirements for marriage
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.

Different types of marriage ceremony in Ireland
There are 3 different ways to legally marry in Ireland.

Notification requirements for marriage
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’.

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

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

Civil marriage ceremonies
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.

Getting married abroad
Information for Irish citizens planning to get married abroad.