Newlyweds Brian O'Driscoll and Amy Huberman have written a letter thanking the town of Mohill for making their wedding day "so special".
The high profile couple (both 31), who wed earlier this month in the plush Lough Rynn Castle, are honeymooning in Tanzania, but took time to issue the heartfelt letter before jetting off.
The rugby star and his actress wife caused a fan frenzy in the small community prior to their nuptials -- with a number of local residents and fans descending on the rural village to catch a glimpse of the pair.
The letter reads: " We would like to take this opportunity to thank the people of Co Leitrim and in particular the town of Mohill, the community around Aughavas Church and all the staff at Lough Rynn Castle for making our wedding day so special for us.
"It was truly a memorable few days for us in lovely Leitrim."
A spokeswoman for the couple explained that the letter reflected just how warmly the couple had been welcomed by the community. They pulled out all the stops for the showbiz wedding of the year with a weekend long celebration after exchanging nuptials at Aughavus Church.
Guests were entertained by the Late Late Show band The Camembert Quartet as they took to the floor for their first dance.
Irish chart-toppers The Coronas also played the VIP barbecue alongside The Bogus Brothers.
Among those in attendance were dozens of Brian's rugby star team-mates including Paul O'Connell, Shane Jennings, Padraig Wallace, Denis Hickey, Luke Fitzgerald and Johnny Sexton, as well as former Leinster coach Michael Cheika.
Many of the players delighted local fans by remaining in the grounds to pose for pictures and sign autographs.
Amy also had plenty of her famous friends on the guest list, including Chris O'Dowd and co-stars from The Clinic such as Victoria Smurfit, who arrived with her husband Douglas Baxter.