Upper Church Lane
tel:- 028 3833 3076
web address:- www.seagoe.com
Seagoe Hotel :-
Attractively situated in generous grounds with secure parking for 140 cars, the luxuriously appointed Seagoe Hotel is the Orchard County of Armagh's best kept secret. Spectacularly reincarnated by its new owners, this innovative and contemporary designed 34 bedroom hotel, conference, leisure and entertainment complex combines style and sophistication with a casual elegance.
Its private and secluded setting is complemented by its practicality, positioned as it is, close to the M1 slip road and within easy reach of the International Airport.
SOMETHING "OLD", "NEW", "BORROWED", AND "BLUE"
The tradition of carrying one or more items that are "old", "new", "borrowed" and "blue" also comes from English. There is an old English rhyme describing the practice which also mentions a sixpence in the brides shoe. Something old, signifying continuity, could be a piece of lace, jewelry, or a grandmother's handkerchief. Something new, signifying optimism in the future, could be an article of clothing or the wedding rings. Something borrowed, signifying future happiness, could be handkerchief from a happily married relative or friend. Something blue, signifying modesty, fidelity and love, comes from early Jewish history. In early Biblical times, blue not white symbolized purity. Both the bride and groom usually wore a band of blue material around the bottom of their wedding attire, hence the tradition of "something blue". Originally the sixpence was presented to the bride by her future husband as a token of his love. Today, very often, it is the bride's father who places a coin in the brides shoe prior to leaving home for the church.