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Marriage Preparation


ACCORD Catholic Marriage Care Service provides Marriage Preparation courses for couples choosing to get married in the Catholic Church. We wish to express our congratulations and best wishes to you both as you prepare for the Sacrament of Marriage.

The Church rejoices in your decision to get married and offers its continued support to you as you journey together. The Church (the people of God) sees your marriage as a sign of God’s love among us. As ministers of the Sacrament of Marriage to each other you choose to live your married lives within the community of the Church.

The Sacrament enriches your lives in a very special way but it also enriches the community in which you will live. You become witnesses for Marriage to all with whom you make contact. Your parents, family members, friends, colleagues and neighbours celebrate your entry into Marriage and by their attendance at your wedding ceremony offer their continued support to you for your future.

Your decision to get married is a sign of your love and of your desire to be together as husband and wife. ACCORD in helping you to prepare for your Marriage is privileged to be part of your journey and offers you its continued support throughout your married life.

Couples and Relationship Counselling


ACCORD is a well known, respected and experienced agency that has in excess of 60 years experience working with couples and individuals supporting them in their Marriages and Relationships.

ACCORD offers a professional counselling service throughout the island of Ireland, through its 50 centres, facilitating couples and individuals to explore, reflect upon and work to resolve difficulties that arise in their relationships. ACCORD counsellors are very experienced in working with individuals and couples on a wide range of issues and difficulties that arise in their relationships i.e. communication, intimacy, sexual issues, infidelity, problem behaviours, conflict, domestic abuse, health, family issues, finances, loss.

ACCORD accepts and values clients irrespective of their religious or ethnic background. ACCORD’s counselling service is donation based.

Counselling can be arranged by contacting any one of ACCORD’s 50 centres throughout Ireland. The centre secretary will take contact details and then arrange an appointment to see a counsellor. Outside of centre hours an answering service will be in operation and the secretary will contact clients on returning to the office.  Accord also offers an online couples and relationships counselling service.   Email 

ACCORD centres offer Couples and Relationship counselling. A Fertility and Well Being Service is also available.

Accord Counsellors are trained to the highest professional standards. 



Cathedral Social Services,

Bishopsgate Street,


Co. Westmeath.

T: 044 9348707

Office Opening Times

Wed 9.30am to 2.30pm

Fri 9.30am to 2.15pm



St. Annes Resource Centre,

Railway Street, 


Co. Meath,

C15 W0YX

T: 046 9023146

Office Opening Times

Mon 9.30am to 2.30pm

Tue 9.30am to 2.30pm

Wed 9.30am to 2.30pm

Thu 9.30am to 2.30pm

Fri 9.30am to 12.45pm



St. Mary's Parish Centre,

Benburb street,


Co. Offaly.

T: 057 9341831

Office Opening Times

Mon 9.15am to 2.30pm

Tue 9.30am to 2.30pm

Thu 9.30am to 2.30pm


Accord Centres
in the
Diocese of Meath

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Central Office,
Columba Centre,
Co Kildare
W23 P6D3


Office Opening Times

Mon-Thu: 9am-5pm

Fri: 9am to 4pm

T: 01 5053112


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