Scarlet String Quartet played for Wayne and Sandra on their special day. St Augustine’s
“Today I marry my friend, The one I laugh with, live for, dream with, love.”
We played the following music.
Processional (incl lighting of candles) Canon Pachebel Responsorial Psalm: Ag Criost an Siol Lighting of Unity Candle: Inis Oirr Offertory: Gabriels Oboe Sign of Peace: Tabhair dom do Lamh Communion: Air and Feels like home (singer) Signing of Register: Fields of Gold (singer) Recessional: One day like this
The Church of St. Augustine in Abbeyside was the second of the Augustinian Monasteries in Ireland after Dublin and was founded by Thomas Lord Offaly about 1290. He became Chief Justice of Ireland in 1295 and he died in 1296. Of the Abbey buildings proper, only a portion of the monastic church, i.e. “The Cloghás” and the tower survive to this day.
The modern church is a plain rectangle in plan and was built in 1832-4. The cemetery is also part of the monastery which was dissolved in 1540 and from that date until the transfer of their college from Dungarvan to Duckspool in 1972, there were no Augustinians resident in Abbeyside.
There is a local painter Keith W. Thompson who has painted this beautiful church many times. This one captures the atmosphere of the coastal church beautifully.
If you need directions to the church
Drive straight past nissan which will be on your left
keep driving straight in this road and you will pass garda station again on your left
follow road around to your right
at the roundabout go take 1st exit which brings you straight through the town (there is a church to your right here this in not it )
drive straight through both sets of traffic lights and you will see Lawlors hotel on your left
at this rounabout take 2nd exit which will bring you over the bridge
Keep driving straight turn right at traffic lights (eurospar is on your left)
Drive straight to end of the road at stop sign turn right
Follow the road around and the Abbeyside church is just around the bend..
photo by Liam Cahill