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16th Apr 2016

This is the most popular month for weddings in Ireland

Carl Kinsella

August was the most popular month for marriages in Ireland last year, new statistics from the CSO have revealed.

13% of all Irish marriages took place in August in 2015, and a quarter of all marriages took place across August and July.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, January is the least popular month for weddings – with only 3.5% of all marriages happening during the first month of the year.

Fridays and Saturdays are the most popular days for weddings, with just under 70% of all marriages taking place on those days. Only 2% of weddings happened on a Sunday, which was the least popular day.

Highly sought after dates were New Years Eve, Saturday 30 May and Friday 7 of August with 247 marriage celebrations on each of these days.