Our latest gallery is the first in a series of photos of weddings in the Carndonagh area, from early to mid twentieth century. Just like today, wedding days were occasions for family, finery and photographs, but the ensuing celebrations were considerably more modest.
The Wedding of Josie & John Doherty ArthurThe wedding of Josie Doherty (Jack) and John Doherty (Arthur).
Front L-R: Joe Doherty (Arthur), Michael Doherty (Jack), Maureen Reid, Mick White, Mary Reynolds, John Doherty (Jack), Moira Doherty (Jack), John White.
Second Row L-R: Owenie Doherty (Arthur), Rose Callaghan, Josie Doherty (Jack), John Doherty (Arthur), Arthur Doherty, Mrs. Doherty (Eugene), Mrs. Meehan.
Third Row: Maggie Canny, Cissie O’Donnell, Mary Doherty (Cashel), Eleanor Reid, Mary Coyle (Margey), Peggy Rudden, Rosella Doherty (Tinny), Bernadette McGrory, Maggie Doherty (Brogan), Mickey Margey, Eddie Doherty (Mullier).
Back Row L-R: Unknown, Mary Doherty (Arthur), Annie O’Donnell, Maggie Given, Annie Diver, Denis O’Doherty (Dinny), Stephen Butler, Sonny Doherty (Jack), Johnny McCole, Francie Canny, Sergeant Meehan.
The Wedding of John McCloskey & Margaret Doherty (Francis)The Wedding of John McCloskey and Margaret Doherty (Francis), 25th April, 1956, including Margaret’s Mother, Maggie Doherty (Francis).
The Wedding of Mr. & Mrs. Johnny DiverThe Wedding of Mr. & Mrs. Johnny Diver.
Front L-R: Alex Diver, Peadar Hirrell, Neil Farren.
Centre L-R: Winifred Diver, Johnny Diver, Marjorie Diver, James Diver
Back L-R: May Diver, Willie Diver, Ena Diver, Tom Bowler, Jim Diver, Kathleen Hirrell, Theresa Farren, Pat McLaughlin, Owen Farren, Frank Diver
Simmons & Hirrell Double WeddingThe double wedding of Joe Simmons with Rose Doherty (Hela)
and Jane Doherty (Hela) with Bill Hirrell.
The Wedding of Anna Maria Merricks and Johnny McColeThe Wedding of Anna Maria Merricks and Johnny McCole
Standing L-R: Kathleen and Jim Doherty (Glackin), Mary Anne Farren, Jack Doherty (Armour), Mary Doherty (Fintan).
Tommy McElhinney & Wedding PartyTommy McElhinney driving a wedding party.
Wedding Party arrives at the old ChurchA wedding party at the old Church.
George Doherty (Saddler) is driving the wedding car (photo: Monreagh Heritage Centre)