Quite a line-up for Helena and Eoin

Irish Examiner - County - - People - Eve Kel­li­her

Wed­ding bells rang out for Helena McCarthy and Eoin O’Ma­hony.

Helena, from Rathrout, Bal­li­nadee, Ban­don, and Eoin, from Kil­l­loun­tain, Ban­don, went on their first date in May 2012.

Three years later, on Helena’s grad­u­a­tion day, Eoin popped the ques­tion on the beach in Kin­sale.

They were mar­ried re­cently in the Sa­cred

Heart Church, Bal­li­nadee, and held their re­cep­tion in Ban­don’s Mun­ster Arms Ho­tel, where Eoin had worked for eight years.

Help­ing them lead the cel­e­bra­tions were the bride’s mother Noreen McCarthy and the groom’s par­ents Anne and John O’Ma­hony.

Very much in their thoughts on the oc­ca­sion was the bride’s fa­ther, the late Pa­trick McCarthy.

Helena’s brother Sea­mus McCarthy walked the bride down the aisle and dur­ing the re­cep­tion her brother-in-law Liam Nolan sang the song “I loved her first” in mem­ory of her dad. Eoin’s cousin Keelin Crow­ley gave a ren­di­tion of “Dance with My Fa­ther” while the bride and her mother Noreen took to the dance floor.

Eoin’s brother Cian de­signed and printed the wed­ding in­vi­ta­tions.

Helena’s sis­ters lent their sup­port on the big day, with Mary Nolan as chief brides­maid, and Cait McCarthy, Noreen Long, Breda O’Ma­hony, Louise McCarthy and Aine Clarke as brides­maids along with their cousin Mairead O’Ma­hony. Dar­ragh O’Ma­hony was best man, with Cian O’Ma­hony, Frank O’Ma­hony, Trevor O’Ma­hony, Keith O’Ma­hony, Shane O’Ma­hony and David O’Ma­hony as grooms­men.

Helena’s nephew Mark Long was page­boy with Eoin’s cousin Car­rie Crow­ley join­ing forces with the bride and groom’s god­daugh­ter Kate O’Ma­hony in the role of flow­er­girls.

The bride looked stun­ning in a gown sourced in Cin­derella’s Closet in Cork.

Pho­tog­ra­pher Gavin Mon­aghan and videog­ra­pher Ea­mon Dennehy cap­tured the big day on cam­era.

The new­ly­weds hon­ey­mooned in Barcelona for two days, fol­lowed by a one-week Mediter­ranean cruise and a week in Salou.

Helena is a health­care as­sis­tant in Kin­sale Com­mu­nity Hospi­tal and Eoin is a re­tail su­per­vi­sor at Kevin O’Leary’s Cen­tra in Ban­don.

The cou­ple will re­side in Rathrout, Bal­li­nadee, Ban­don.

Pic­tures: Gavin Mon­aghan

Helena McCarthy and Eoin O’Ma­hony, with their seven brides­maids and grooms­men.

Eoin O’Ma­hony jumps for joy on his wed­ding day.

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