THE CELEBRATIONS around the wedding of Hollywood actor Dominic West and Catherine Fitzgerald finished with the perfect “happily ever after” yesterday when the couple christened two of their children.
The daughter of the Knight of Glin married the actor, who stars in the award-winning drama The Wire, at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Glin, Co Limerick, on Saturday.
The couple, who also have a three-year-old daughter Dora, christened their two younger children, Senan (2), and Francis (1), at the same church yesterday.
“I feel so excited, really happy, really thrilled. It’s a fairytale,” said Catherine after she arrived to the church on Saturday by horse-drawn carriage wearing a cream wedding dress designed by her friend Siana Yewdall.
Her father, Desmond Fitzgerald, the 29th Knight of Glin, walked his daughter down the aisle.
The groom, who plays Irish-American detective Jimmy McNulty in The Wire, admitted to feeling quite nervous when he arrived at the church. "I'm so nervous I can barely speak," he confessed.
The couple met while they were both studying English literature at Trinity College in Dublin in the early 1990s.
Tom Wall, who is the head gardener at Glin Castle, has been a friend of the Fitzgerald family for 35 years. He said preparations for Saturday’s wedding had been ongoing at the castle for the past six weeks.
“We’ve been terribly busy here at the castle for the last few weeks doing all the last-minute preparations trying to get everything ready, especially the gardens, after the closing of the hotel 18 months ago,” Mr Wall said.