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Big day is almost here: Deirdre McGettrick will marry her Australian fiancé, Ray Wright, in a ceremony in Ballymote, Co Sligo, on Monday

Big day is almost here: Deirdre McGettrick will marry her Australian fiancé, Ray Wright, in a ceremony in Ballymote, Co Sligo, on Monday

Big day is almost here: Deirdre McGettrick will marry her Australian fiancé, Ray Wright, in a ceremony in Ballymote, Co Sligo, on Monday

Their preparations have been different to the average groom and bride-to-be.

They included a fortnight of quarantine, travelling on a bicycle for dress fittings, and navigating a near-abandoned airport.

But Sligo native Deirdre McGettrick and her Australian fiancé Ray Wright will make history on Monday, when they become one of the first couples in Ireland to tie the knot in front of guests during the pandemic.