Dana and Mark returned to the exact location of his proposal one year to the date to make their commitment as man & wife. Their intimate wedding took place at a beautiful old castle ruin in Ireland. Finding your “true soulmate” is like winning the lottery so your grab it with both hands and never waste a second looking back. Their destination wedding was always going to be on the West Coast of Ireland. Looking through these images, who can blame them.
When you journey along the Wild Atlantic Way many castles are available for weddings but this particular castle in on the Ring Of Kerry. Ballycarbery Castle is not occupied or accommodation is not available- unless you want to camp! This is a castle with a difference and a long history attached to it, with no entrance fee and no gates, it is like a forgotten child.
History: The present Ballycarbery Castle was built in the 16th century, although there had been an earlier building on the site since the 14th century. It was a seat of the MacCarthy Mores, but may have been occupied by their wardens the O’Connells. During the 1590s it was granted to Sir Valentine Browne in the 1590s after the death of Daniel McCarthy More, but was taken back by the Macarthys during the wars between the Royalist and Confederate forces in the 1640s. Oliver Cromwell’s troops severely damaged the castle in 1652 when it was attacked with cannons. Local farmers removed stones from the damaged castle for building.”