Most men in Ireland are 34 when they marry, while women are on average 32.
figures from the CSO, on weddings held in 2010, show those ages have
both increased from lows in the 70s of 26 for grooms and 24 for brides.
In 2010, nearly 20,600 couples married - down a thousand on the previous year.
That figure is the lowest in recent years since 1998.
total 67% of those marriages were Catholic, 29% were civil services and
the rest were Church of Ireland, Presbyterian, Methodist, Jewish and
July is the most popular month to marry in Ireland.