According to the registers website, any couple proposing to marry should begin the process by contacting their local Registration Office to make an appointment to meet the Registrar to give him/her their marriage notification. Notifications can be taken only by prior appointment with the Registrar. While only three months’ notice is required by law, couples are advised to contact the Registrar well over three months before their intended date of marriage to ensure they can get a timely appointment. The notification details will be entered on a computerised notification system by the Registrar on the basis of the information given by the couple. When attending the Registrar’s office in relation to the notification, the couple must also pay the notification fee of €200 and provide the Registrar with evidence of their name, address, age, civil status and nationality.
For more information contact 021-4275126 or go to http://www.welfare.ie/en/Pages/Getting_Married.aspx#sect1
If you are getting married abroad, be sure to check well in advance of making arrangements as to what the civil authorities of that country require for the civil registration of marriage. Most European countries (including the civil authorities in Rome) require a letter from the Irish Government to the effect that you are free to marry. You need to contact the Marriage Abroad Section in the Department of Foreign Affairs and check https://www.dfa.ie/travel/our-services/marriage-and-civil-partnership-abroad/ Once your marriage satisfies the requirements of another jurisdiction and is registered there, it is recognised here in Ireland – but cannot be registered here.
Cork Marriage Counselling Centre - CMCC
Cork and Ross Social Services
34 Paul Street,
Tel: 00 353 21 4275678
Pre-Marriage: 00 353 21 4272277
Fax: 00 353 21 4274917