HISTORY MADE AS TONY AND DARREN SAY, “I DO!”

20 November 2015 No Comments by The Northern Standard

History was made in Co Monaghan this week as The Hillgrove Hotel hosted the county’s first same sex marriage.

Officiant Eileen Morris conducted the marriage of Tony Day from Lisburn and Darren Baird from Belfast on Tuesday morning. Friends of the couple. Owner of The Hillgrove Hotel Audri Herron and Stephen Treanor from Monaghan, acted as witnesses.

Tony and Darren celebrated their wedding by holding a reception for 200 family and friends at The Hillgrove Hotel last Saturday, then stayed on in Monaghan to become one of the first couples to avail of the new marriage equality legislation in Ireland as it only became law on Monday.

Speaking to The Northern Standard, Audri commented: “The fact that Tony and Darren have been friends of ours for many years made their wedding and marriage all the more special to us.”

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