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James and Margaret Kirkpatrick celebrate Diamond Wedding Anniversary

SIXTY YEARS ago Ballycastle town centre came to a standstill for the wedding of James Kirkpatrick and his wife to be Margaret .

They were married at Drumtullagh church Moyarget Ballycastle ,followed by a reception in the Antrim Arms Hotel in the diamond Ballycastle. An American TV crew were in Ballycastle that day, which was almost unheard of back at the time, and when news got about that a wedding was taking place, the TV company asked if they could take pictures of a traditional Irish style wedding, of course, the chosen couple obliged.

The pictures were screened world wide. Not so much fuss today, but still time to reminisce and recall the price of a three course meal which was ten shillings and they spent their honeymoon at a football match in Omagh!

It was the Wedding of the year back then!!!

They were joined by James’ brother Willie, Margaret’s two sisters Maud and Sylvia, and the flower girl was James’ niece Joyce McNeill

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