Wedding brings highlands to Limerick

A VALENTINE’S Day wedding celebration in Limerick today kicks off with a big highland fling.

Groom Kieron Selley from Glasgow and a big party of kilted Scots will descend on the city registry office to the sound of bagpipes when he marries Limerick nurse Kathryn Concannon.

Kieron proposed to Kathryn from Faha, Patrickswell, during a trek in the Scottish Highlands.

Kathryn said: “Kieron is big into hillwalking and we were more than 3,000 feet up on Ben Lomond when he proposed on September 28 last.”

And height had a big part to play in their first meeting.

Kathryn said: “I was working as a nurse in Jersey and Kieron had travelled there for a holiday. He is six feet five and I’m six feet tall. When he walked into a bar you could say we both stood out given our respective heights and made immediate eye contact. It took off from there.”

A long-distance romance between Jersey and Glasgow ensued until Kathryn went to live in Scotland more than a year ago.

Kieron, a civil engineer, said: “Obviously Kathryn wanted to get married in Limerick being a Limerick woman. But I plan to make it a real Scottish party when we go on to the Dunraven Arms with 100 guests. I and many of my friends will wear tartan kilts and we will also have a piper to add to the atmosphere.”

Kathryn trained as a nurse at St Vincent’s in Lisnagry and works with brain-injured patients in Glasgow.

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