Bride-to-be, Anne O’Sullivan originally from Navan but now living in London, returned to County Donegal at the weekend to wed her sweetheart Donegal native Paul Gallagher and ended up getting a rather unexpected send off to the Church from Daniel O’Donnell who was mid performance when he spotted Anne’s wedding car in Kincasslagh.
Paul is also now London but is a native of the county. When they planned their wedding little did they think it would be clashing with the Donegal Shore Festival in Kincasslagh.
As the Gallagher and O’Sullivan families got ready for the wedding the cool bride-to-be decided she wanted to go for spin in the classic wedding car and ended up in near by Kincasslagh where the festival was being officially opened by Daniel O’ Donnell’s brother John Bosco O’Donnell.
Daniel was singing on stage as the wedding car tried to make its way through the crowds that had packed the village of Kincasslagh. The bride was waving at the crowds and caught the eye of the singer on the stage as the crowd encouraged him to go over for a photo with the bride and Daniel obliged.
As Daniel posed for photos with the radiant bride, Anne extended a sincere word of thanks for him not only for time to come off the stage for the pictures, but especially for the time that he gave to her late Aunt Kathleen who was a big fan of Daniels - who was originally from Mayo but moved to Exeter. She also thanked him for his visit to the hospital there while he was on tour in England shortly before her death.
The Festival proved a huge success and bride to be arrived fashionably late at The Church of St Mary’s Star of the Sea in near by Annagry where the bride’s musicians Pauline Glackin and John Rodger sang “She moved through the Fair” as she walked up the aisle to meet her husband-to-be John Gallagher.