This is why you won't see any photos from Rory McIlroy's Ashford Castle wedding 5 years ago

This is why you won't see any photos from Rory McIlroy's Ashford Castle wedding

The Irish wedding of the year took place in Cong, Co Mayo over the weekend, but if you were hoping to see some shots of the happy couple, don't hold your breath.

Rory McIlroy wed his New York fianceé Erica Stoll at Ashford Castle on Saturday, block booking the entire five-star resort to guarantee privacy for the wedding party and their guests.

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The couple even went one step further, hiring anti-drone company Drone Defence to detect unsanctioned drones over the castle.

Paparazzi use drones to capture lucrative footage of private events and snap photos of celebrities in their home, a practice which has been banned in California.

Speaking to the Irish Independent, Richard Gill of Drone Defence revealed that the wedding represented the first time anti-drone technology had been used in Ireland.

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"The drones are then either taken under our control by special technology or they are disabled by the use of a deployed net." he told the paper.

The luxury hotel, which has hosted stars such as Pierce Brosnan, John Lennon, Brad Pitt, and Ronald Reagan opened its doors to the glitterati once again over the weekend, with stars such as One Direction's Niall Horan, golf star Padraig Harrington and actor Jimmy Nesbitt among the guests on the day and entertainment provided by Stevie Wonder.

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