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Limerick captain Declan Hannon and Today FM presenter Louise Cantillon tie the knot in Adare Manor



Limerick hurling captain, Declan Hannon marries TG4 and Today FM presenter, Louise Cantillon. Pictured with guests at their Adare wedding. Photo: Dermot Culhane

A moment of ‘draíocht’ as two beloved Limerick people tie the knot, Limerick hurling captain Declan Hannon marries TG4 and Today FM presenter, Louise Cantillon

A moment of 'draíocht' as Limerick hurling captain Declan Hannon marries TG4 and Today FM presenter, Louise Cantillon
A moment of ‘draíocht’ between the newlyweds were beautifully captured by Limerick photographer Dermot Culhane

In a sun-soaked Adare, two beloved Limerick people said “I do”, as Limerick’s legendary hurling captain, Declan Hannon, married the love of his life TG4 and Today FM presenter, Louise Cantillon at the Holy Trinity Abbey Church, Adare on Saturday, September 9.

The occasion was perfectly summed up by Louise with a post to her Instagram showing the happy couple receiving a guard of honour by Declan’s teammates, with the simple caption of “Draíocht”, and a magical day it was.

The images, captured by one of Ireland’s most talented photographers, Dermot Culhane, shows Louise in a beautiful white floor-length dress adorned with simple white feathers and a trailing veil, Declan in a smart suave black suit as the couple share a beautiful kiss in front of the church doors under the hurleys of Declan’s teammates. 


The weather matched the beautiful moment and the celebrations which followed as their reception at the 5-star Adare Manor included Declan’s teammates including Cian Lynch who invited Declan to raise the All-Ireland trophy this year as Hannon missed out on this year’s final due to injury. Also in attendance was manager John Kiely, and of course a special guest in the Liam McCarthy Cup itself.

Also attending the day were Louise’s TG4 colleagues who celebrated into the late evening with the newlyweds in what is one of the world’s most beautiful resorts in the world.

They chose The Cranberries 1993 hit ‘Linger’ for their first dance as husband and wife. The honour of performing the track fell to Danny O’Reilly, lead singer with The Coronas, who is the son of another Irish musical icon, Mary Black.

The couple celebrated the day surrounded by friends and family. Photo: Dermot Culhane

The couple’s love story is one which would read perfectly from a book, meeting at a school disco aged 15 and 16, the couple became an item following their leaving cert aged 18 and have remained an item ever since, their happiness could be seen by anybody who had the pleasure of meeting them over the years.

Louise, a qualified teacher, decided to focus fully on her broadcast journalism career, working with Spin Southwest, Limerick Leader, TG4, and Today FM, and her husband, Declan Hannon has gone on to be Limerick’s most-decorated hurling captain of all time.

Read more Declan Hannon stories here.
Find out more about the Adare Manor here.

Declan Hannon and Louise Cantillon pictured with Danny O’Reilly of the Coronas. Photo: Dermot Culhane

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