ACCORD, Catholic Marriage Care Service

ACCORD, Catholic Marriage Care Service, is an Agency of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference. It has centres located throughout the dioceses of Ireland. Its ministry is primarily concerned with supporting the sacrament of marriage by helping couples as they prepare for marriage and offering support to them in their marriage relationship.

ACCORD’s aim is to promote a better understanding of Christian marriage and to help couples initiate, sustain and enrich their commitment to one another and to family life.  ACCORD’s core services include Marriage Preparation, Marriage Counselling and Relationship and Sexuality Education (RSE) though its Schools Programmes.  For further information phone your local ACCORD Centre, or ACCORD Central Office, or visit  or  if in Northern Ireland visit


Marriage in the Catholic Church

Guidelines for Marriage in the Catholic Church

Marriage Preparation Courses in Cavan 

To book a Pre-Marriage Course in Cavan click here and choose Cavan in the ‘location option and input your preferred date.


Civil Requirements

In the Republic of Ireland

Marriage Solemnisers

Civil Registration Offices: Contact Details and Times of Opening

Civil Requirements in Northern Ireland


Getting Married Abroad

Department of Foreign Affairs


Getting Married in Rome

St. Patrick’s Church, Rome

Irish College, Rome

San Silvestro in Capite, Rome: