Pre-Marriage Courses

Pre-marriage courses are an essential part of preparation for Christian marriage and they are obligatory for all couples who wish to marry in the Cathedral.

Couples often comment that completing

 the course was well worth while.

A number of options are available:

Accord Tuam  - Offer a number of options in Tuam, Knock and Clifden.  Courses are offered over two weeks, two nights per week.  For details contact (093) 24900 (Mon. Tues. & Thurs. 10 - 3 p.m.).   

Link to Accord's website  ACCORD

Accord, Galway - (091) 562331.

Esker Retreat House, Athenry - Offers residential ‘Engaged Couples Weekends’ (Friday night to Sunday lunch time). Details of these weekends which take place on a monthly basis, (Twice in March / May) are available from (091) 844549, email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Mount ArgusThis is a one day course (Saturday). Details can be obtained by contacting Angela O’Rourke (01) 2964257.


All of the above courses can be heavily booked. It is advisable to book as early as possible. Very often only a very limited number of dates are available.  It is never too early to complete a Pre-Marriage Course.