Date: 15th July 2001
JAMES BOND star PIERCE BROSNAN has made a top secret trip to ASHFORD CASTLE in the west of Ireland to finalise his wedding there to fiancee KEELY SHAYE-SMITH next month (04AUG01).
The hunky Navan-born 007 actor met with celebrity function- planners at the plush castle to arrange every last detail of his big day. And high security will surround the event, as multi- millionaire Brosnan, 49, has apparently decided to sell the exclusive photo rights for the big bash to the British glossy magazine HELLO!
Strict security will surround the arrival of the wedding party in Cong, Co Mayo the day before the nuptials, with Ashford Castle being surrounded by a ring of steel to keep unwanted photographers and snoopers at bay.
The couple are now believed to have decided to have the actual ceremony in BALLINTUBBER ABBEY - 20 miles from Ashford - and the place where they had wanted to wed last year (00). (RXT/SI/KMW)