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US Ambassador to Ireland congratulates newlyweds Joe Brolly and Laurita Blewitt

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Joe Brolly, Claire Cronin and Laurita Blewitt.

Joe Brolly, Claire Cronin and Laurita Blewitt.

Joe Brolly, Claire Cronin and Laurita Blewitt.

The US ambassador to Ireland congratulated GAA pundit Joe Brolly and his wife Laurita Blewitt for recently tying the knot.

Joe and Laurita, who is a well-known podcaster and cousin of US President Joe Biden, got engaged last year and married last Saturday.

Writing on Twitter, US Ambassador to Ireland Claire Cronin shared a photo of herself and the happy couple, as she wrote: “Congratulations to the newlyweds!”

The Sunday Independent columnist married Laurita in an intimate ceremony attended by 100 family and friends at The Ice House hotel in Co Mayo.

The pair exchanged vows surrounded by family and friends on the banks of the river Moy, with views across the river and out to the Wild Atlantic Way.

Clutching a bouquet of pale pink and white roses, the bride looked stunning in a long white dress with delicate lace sleeves while the groom wore a flecked three piece suit and orange tie.

Guests at the nuptials included promoter Peter Aiken, comedian Conor Moore - the comedian responsible for Conor’s Sketches - and stand-up comic Tommy Tiernan, who co-presents a podcast alongside Laurita and Hector Ó hEochagáin.

Laurita’s podcast with the two comedians is one of the most successful in Ireland with over 10 million downloads across the globe.

Also present from the world of sport was former Kerry footballer Tomás Ó Sé, former Meath footballer Bernard Flynn and former Dublin manager Pat Gilroy.

Two pioneers in organ donation, the eminent surgeon Prof Dr David Hickey and Dr Tim Brown were also guests on the day for Brolly who famously donated a kidney to a stranger in 2012.

Brolly’s friend Fr Liam McClarey officiated at the ceremony and afterward guests went on to a party at the Knockmore GAA club in Ballina.

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