Last weekend i had the pleasure in covering the wedding of a truly beautiful couple, Aileen and Mark. They were so much fun to work with i am going to try and talk them into a post wedding shoot with Aileens red Wellies. Cratloe Church is one of three remaining barn churches in the country. The church is dedicated to St John. Near the door of the church in the main aisle in Cratloe Church there is an inscription "VIMFC 1791" which commemorates the date of the building of the church. This church was originally built in 1791 by Fr James Ward P.P.
Fr Ward was responsible for building the chancel and nave of the church. In 1806 further work was carried on the church when Fr Jeremiah Cronin built the transepts of the church. In the right transept of the church there is a medieval doorway. The doorway is believed to come from either Craughaun Church or Kilfintinan Church.
The church was re-roofed in the 1950s and the original slates were put back on the roof. Fr Micheál Liston carried out recently more work on the church in 1990.
St John's Church is a very popular church for weddings. In fact, the door in the left transept is popularly called the bridal door as the bride enters the church by this door.
There is also a plaque to the poet Donnachadh Ruadh Mac Conmara on the back wall of the church.
In 1828 Daniel O'Connell made a speech outside Cratloe Church.
The reception was held in The lovely Bunratty Castle Hotel Nestled in the heart of the historic countryside of Bunratty.
Onece again the staff and management were very helpfull in everyway and made everyone feel really special on the day.
Here are a few highlights from the day.