Sunday 20 October 2019

Nationwide's Michael ties the knot

WELL-KNOWN for travelling the highways and byways of Ireland, Nationwide presenter Michael Ryan stayed in the south-east for a big day last Friday, for his marriage to partner Elizabeth McCollum.

The RTE presenter, from Dunganstown just outside New Ross, and fiancée Elizabeth McCollum from Coolkenno (on the Carlow/Wicklow border), held their wedding reception in Marlfield House in Gorey, after they tied the knot in front of 100 guests in the Presbyterian Church in Tullow.

Michael's son Dylan was best man while Tanya and Catherine Northridge were bridesmaids and Fred McCollum was groomsman.

The happy couple jetted off to a sunnier climate over the weekend. Asked recently who his favourite travelling partner was, Michael chose his wife-to-be Elizabeth.

'I've been on holiday with people who, if they suffer any little setback, ruin the holiday for everyone. But with Liz, if things go wrong, she shrugs it off and makes the most of it,' he said.

Michael's co-star and fellow Nationwide presenter Mary Kennedy was among the guests.

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