Inishowen celebrates Donegal love
THE Inishowen Gateway
Hotel want to celebrate decades of Donegal love
stories, on January 19th 2019, by bringing together
couples who got married over the past 50 years and
celebrated their wedding day at the Buncrana venue.
Already they have received the story of the very
first couple who celebrated their wedding reception
in this beautiful location way back in 1976. John
Murray from Carrick-on-Shannon and Mena Gill from
Buncrana met at Mena's cousins wedding in Buncrana,
they got engaged on the top of An Grianan Fort in
Burt and married in Cockhill Church on 15th March
1976 with over 100 guests in attendance.
John and Mena Murray at their wedding
reception in 1976.
Over 40 of their guests
travelled from Carrick-on-Shannon which was quite a
distance on the roads of 1976. Following the wedding
service, the guests enjoyed a wedding meal of roast
chicken and all the trimmings. John and Mena
honeymooned in Southern Ireland and even invited
their wedding guests on the honeymoon with them and
believe it or not, some did go.
The Inishowen Gateway team are now on a mission to
find more couples to celebrate with and to borrow
these treasured mementos for the night. There are
videos and faded photos of adoring couples with
dodgy hairstyles hiding in attics and the team
believe they deserve to be displayed.
Whether you are celebrating one, ten or fifty years
of marriage, the Inishowen Gateway invites you to
get in touch.
Through this unique event couples will relive the
magic and anniversaries of their special day with
family and friends at the Inishowen Gateway Donegal
Love Story Gala event that includes a tour of the
hotel, drinks reception, evening meal and dancing
Maybe you met your partner in Club Sands, Equinox or
at the White Strand disco. If so the Inishowen Gateway
want to hear if your romance blossomed into a
marriage that took place in the hotel.
On the night guests can enjoy hot
winter punch on arrival on the red carpet, 4 course
evening meal and dancing until late with our
Tickets will be available for only €25 per person.
For more information or to book tickets contact the
Inishowen Gateway Hotel on 074 93 61144 or email