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AN EXQUISITE PARKLAND SITUATED IN THE PICTURESQUE VILLAGE OF CASTLETOWN GEOGHEGAN, COUNTY WESTMEATH.


SITUATED IN THE PICTURESQUE VILLAGE OF CASTLETOWN GEOGHEGAN, COUNTY WESTMEATH, MOUNT DRUID IS AN EXQUISITE PARKLAND OF 100 ACRES. THE PURPOSE BUILT TIN CHAPEL, BOATHOUSE, BARN AND OUR CUSTOM MADE ACCOMMODATION NESTLE SYMPATHETICALLY INTO THE LANDSCAPE AND OFFER THE OPPORTUNITY FOR A BESPOKE WEDDING TO REMEMBER. THE MURPHY FAMILY HAVE AN AFFINITY WITH NATURE, THEY TAKE GREAT PRIDE IN THEIR ROLE AS CUSTODIANS OF THE LAND, HAVING PLANTED OVER 200,000 TREES. THEY CULTIVATE AND GROW AS MUCH ORGANIC FOODSTUFFS AND FUEL AS THEY CAN. IN A COUNTY RENOWNED FOR ITS RICH AGRICULTURAL HERITAGE, MOUNT DRUID IS ALSO A WORKING ORGANIC SHEEP FARM.

HISTORY

CASTLETOWN GEOGHEGAN IS A MEDIEVAL SETTLEMENT WITH A SIGNIFICANT ARCHAELOGICAL PRESENCE, A MOTTE AND BAILEY MAINTAIN AN IMPOSING POSITION ON THE LANDSCAPE AND THE VILLAGE GRAVEYARD DATES BACK TO C.1400. CASTLETOWN WAS THE SEAT OF THE GEOGHEGAN FAMILY OF THE MEDIEVAL BARONY OF MOYCASHEL, THE REMAINS OF THEIR ANCIENT CASTLE ARE STILL VISIBILE ON THE GROUNDS OF MOUNT DRUID TODAY.

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“The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity… and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself.”


William Blake

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The Tin Chapel

MARRIAGE CEREMONIES CAN BE CARRIED OUT IN OUR “UNCONSECRATED” TIN CHAPEL, AN INTIMATE, ALTERNATIVE AND QUAINT GATHERING SPACE NESTLED AMONG THE PINE TREES ON OUR SITE. THE TIN CHAPEL IS PERFECT FOR A SIMPLE BLESSING OR A FULL CEREMONY.


THERE ARE DIFFERENT LEGAL WAYS OF GETTING MARRIED IN IRELAND, BE IT A RELIGIOUS CEREMONY, A SECULAR CEREMONY OR A CIVIL CEREMONY. HERE ARE SOME OPTIONS:

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HUMANIST ASSOCIATION OF IRELAND – WWW.HUMANISM.IE

SPIRITUALIST UNION OF IRELAND – WWW.SPIRITUALISTUNION.COM

ST MICHAEL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, CASTLETOWN GEOGHEGAN. ST MICHAEL’S IS LOCATED IN THE HEART OF THE VILLAGE OPPOSITE THE ENTRANCE TO MOUNT DRUID
https://www.churchmusic.ie/churches/westmeath-county/st-michaels-church-castletown-geoghegan/

CHURCH OF IRELAND CHURCH – ALL SAINTS CHURCH IS LOCATED 15 MINUTES DRIVE FROM MOUNT DRUID IN MULLINGAR TOWN CENTRE
WWW.MULLINGARUNIONOFPARISHES.NET


The Boat House

AFTER YOUR CEREMONY IN THE TIN CHAPEL, ENJOY A LEISURELY STROLL ACROSS THE HILL TO THE BOATHOUSE FOR YOUR DRINKS RECEPTION WITH CANAPES. THIS IS AN INVITING SPACE, TASTEFULLY ADORNED WITH ART AND ANTIQUE FURNITURE, AT THE HEART OF THE BOATHOUSE IS A LARGE WOOD BURNING STOVE ENSURING THAT GUESTS ARE ALWAYS COMFORTABLE. WHEN THE WEATHER IS KIND, GUESTS TAKE THEIR DRINKS OUTSIDE BY THE LAKE AND CAPTURE THOSE PHOTOGRAPHIC MOMENTS ON THE DECK BY THE SUMMER HOUSE.

A JAMIE OLIVER WOOD BURNING PIZZA OVEN HOUSED IN ITS OWN GLAZED KITCHEN TRANSFORMS THE BOATHOUSE INTO AN INFORMAL DINING SPACE FOR YOU AND YOUR GUESTS THE EVENING BEFORE OR DAY AFTER YOUR WEDDING.

The Barn

OUR CONVERTED BARN IS A UNIQUE VENUE – CUSTOM DESIGNED FOR YOUR WEDDING MEAL, WHETHER YOU CHOOSE A RELAXED BBQ OR A FORMAL SIT DOWN MEAL AND FOLLOWED ON WITH DANCING THE NIGHT AWAY DECORATED IN A GORGEOUS COMBINATION OF VINTAGE CHIC WITH ANTIQUE AND RESTORED FURNITURE, WE CAN SEAT UP TO 200 GUESTS. ARTS AND CRAFTS WALLPAPER FRAME THE ENTRANCE INTO OUR BEAUTIFUL GARDEN ROOM, WHERE YOU CAN RELAX BY THE OPEN FIRE WHILE TAKING IN THE LOVINGLY RESTORED WALLED GARDEN.

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