Liverpudlians Thomas Lloyd (35) and Sharon Cartwright (30) recently tied the knot at a marriage ceremony in Carrick-on-Shannon’s St. George’s Church of Ireland.
The couple, who each worked as train driver or train conductor for Northern Rail in Britain, visit Ireland often as Sharon has close family in Galway.
The couple wanted to marry in Ireland and in touring the countryside in our area in the spring of 2011 to find a venue, St. George’s was the first viewed and ultimately the perfect place for them.
To quote the happy couple, “The minute we arrived in Carrick-on-Shannon we were really excited. It had everything and more than we expected - so picturesque with the river and the marina, such an amazing focal point, and a clean and friendly atmosphere.
“It offers so much for family and friends to do and see when they visit for our long weekend, with plenty of accommodation and fine places to eat and drink.
“When we saw the quaint and lovely setting of St. George’s with its beautiful stained glass and organ, we felt a real sense of warmth and happiness, and straight away we agreed it was perfect for our wedding in every way.”
The marriage was conducted by Rev. Noel Mills of the Rivers Church and the reception followed at Kilronan Castle.