The sun was beating down on Ballinagar, Killeigh, Clonaslee and the Hodson Bay Hotel last weekend for the wedding of Gemma McDonald to Ivor Conroy. What a scorcher and what a lovely gang to work with. The laughter started early at Noelle’s Beauty Studio in Ballinagar and continued throughout the day.  The chief celebrant Fr Stapleton cracked a funny joke about how the Offaly and Laois gang happily came together for the day, unlike Fianna Fail and Fine Gael who couldn’t agree on a government! Gemma you looked absolutely gorgeous and were such a joy to work with as were you Ivor. Thank you to the McDonald and Conroy families for your hospitality and help all day and the bridal party. Thanks to the Hodson Bay Hotel in Athlone for all your help and to the ice-cream man for supplying the ice-creams for the Bride and Groom! Congrats to the new Mr & Mrs Conroy . Here’s just a few images from the day. Hope you love them 🙂

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The people who made everything happen for Gemma and Ivor on their big day are listed below.

(If you were a supplier and are not on this list, please let me know or if I can include more detail, just send a mail to [email protected] and I will update 🙂 )

Photographer: Paula Nolan Photography (
Chapel: St. Patrick’s Church, Killeigh, Tullamore, Co. Offaly.
Stop off after the church: Cottage that Ivor thatched near Killurin, Tullamore, Co. Offaly.
Reception Venue: The Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone. (
Hair: Dawn Power, Dawn’s Hair & Beauty Room, Ballinagar, Tullamore, Co. Offaly (Tel: 086 2254430).
Makeup: Makeup by Noelle Farrell, Noelle’s Beauty Studio, Ballinagar, Tullamore, Co. Offaly (Tel: 085 7669164).
Flowers: Claire Lawless.
Wedding Rings: Douglas Jewellers, Bridge Street, Tullamore (Tel: 057 9321863).
Wedding Ceremony Music: Joe Flynn.

Wedding Dress: Smart Brides, Portlaoise, Co. LaoisBride’s Shoes: My Fair Lady, O’Moore Street, Tullamore, Co. Offaly. (Tel: 057 93 23945).

Gents Suits: Galvin For Men, Tullamore, Co. Offaly (

Wedding Band: The Woodbines (

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