Wednesday 18 October 2017

Newlywed Bernard Brogan soaks up the sun on safari during South Africa honeymoon

Bernard Brogan and Keira Doyle on honeymoon. Image: Instagram
Bernard Brogan and Keira Doyle on honeymoon. Image: Instagram
Bernard Brogan kisses new bride Keira Doyle after their wedding ceremony in Thomastown, Co Kilkenny. Photo: Colin O’Riordan
Melanie Finn

Melanie Finn

Newly-wed Bernard Brogan is clearly getting in touch with his wild side during his South African honeymoon.

The Dublin GAA star has spent the past two weeks celebrating his recent marriage to Keira Doyle with a fun-filled visit to the popular tourist destination.

They started off their holiday in sunny Cape Town before going farther afield and checking in for a wildlife safari in Kariega game reserve.

Posing with his head stuck out of a Range Rover in front of a herd of wild elephants, he told his fans: "Myself and Keira met a bit of traffic on the road today."

Such tourists! #honeymoon

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They also visited beauty spot Mont Rochelle, a luxury hotel and vineyard owned by Virgin boss Richard Branson.

Bernard and Keira are obviously keen to make the most of their precious time away before he gets back to training as Dublin gear up to defend their All-Ireland title this year.

The smitten couple exchanged vows at Thomastown church, Co Kilkenny, on December 30 with 200 guests including friends, family and Bernard's teammates.

The bride stunned in her chiffon gown and winter furs with her dark hair loosely curled and pinned back with a dainty pearl headpiece.

Thanks for the hospitality @richardbranson #montrochellehotel

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Keira took a non-traditional slant on her bridesmaids' outfits - the three were dressed in stylish bottle-green jumpsuits and fur jackets.

The couple had their two-day reception in the exclusive Mount Juliet hotel in Kilkenny, with the Sam Maguire trophy as one of their special guests.

Bernard popped the question to Dubliner Keira, who works as an account director for a sports management company, while on a romantic break in Turkey last January.

Bernard Brogan kisses new bride Keira Doyle after their wedding ceremony in Thomastown, Co Kilkenny. Photo: Colin O’Riordan
Bernard Brogan kisses new bride Keira Doyle after their wedding ceremony in Thomastown, Co Kilkenny. Photo: Colin O’Riordan

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