The pull of your native place can be very strong and this was certainly the case last Saturday when Eileen Ryan walked up the aisle to marry Donough-more native Daniel Curtin, 33 years after she left 33 Connolly Avenue to live and work in England. The church was beautifully decorated in flowers as Fr Moore officiated at the Nuptial Mass, attended by Eileen and Daniels four children, 5 grandchildren, relatives and friends from Mallow and Donoughmore. Eileen’s son Seán gave her away, daughters Jenny, Theresa and Amanda were bridesmaids, while best man was Daniel’s brother Joe, assisted by grooms-men, Daniel’s other brother Billy and brother-in-law Tom. Flowergirls were granddaughters Daniele, Elise, Shannon and Jessica while nephew Cormac O’Flaherty and Lee Kelly were page boys. Eileen and Daniel met in Mallow prior to moving to the UK 33 years ago, where they raised a family of 4 children, followed by 5 grandchildren. They decided this year to tie the knot and decided for their big event there would be no place like home. And so after a few months of planning the happy couple formalised their union last Saturday in front of family and friends. Afterwards the newly married couple walked down the aisle, to the applause of everyone present, and afterwards they crossed the road to the Hibernian Hotel for the reception. The couple have been enjoying the time in Mallow this week and before they return to the UK on Saturday a celebration will be held in Rylane, attended by the Curtin and Ryan families.