Celebrating You and Yours
Hello and welcome to this next step on your journey, be that marking the important milestone of your wedding, welcoming or naming a new addition to your family or honouring the passing of a loved one.
For those of us with no religious beliefs it is important that we can observe these moments with honesty, warmth and affection, using words, rituals and music that reflect the lives, characters and personalities of those involved.
So, as well as performing any legal requirements I will also help in creating a personal and meaningful ceremony for you – making it a truly memorable occasion.
Get in touch
Please feel free to contact me to check my availability, get a quote or simply find out more information.
And please be sure to book a humanist celebrant as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
The lovely things
my couples say...
You prefer to be legally married on your big day!
Your ceremony and who marries you is important to you
You want a fun, heartfelt celebration that represents the both of you
You want a truly bespoke ceremony and love the idea of making it your own
You want a celebrant who has a natural yet professional approach
You want ceremony planning guidance from start to finish
Couples like you, choose me because I have a wealth of experience in personalising ceremonies and offer a wide range of ceremony enhancements. What I love about all the ceremonies I’ve done over the years, is that each one of them, just like you, is different. And so, after we get to know each other I will personalise your ceremony - putting you at the very heart of yours.
Wedding Ceremony Pricing Map
I live in Killarney Co. Kerry which means counties Cork and Limerick are just on my doorstep. But I’m also happy to travel to Tipperary, Laois, Offaly, Clare, Kilkenny, South Galway and South Kildare .
A little bit more about me
I’m Ealish and I am a humanist celebrant and legal solemniser who lives in Killarney, Co. Kerry along with my little disabled black cat, Chara (Irish for friend). Now, I know in some circles it’s considered quite sad, but I must confess that I do think of her as my “fur-baby”. After-all let’s face it, once I adopted her at my age - together we epitomize spinsterhood!
As a teenager of the 80’s, my friends and I LOVED the Cure, Talking Heads and OMD and movies such as Footloose, The Breakfast Club and The Princess Bride were among my favourite. In the early 90’s I got itchy feet, so decided to spread my wings and after nearly twenty years globe-trotting, I finally came back to these shores in 2009.
Along my travels, I learnt that there’s nowt stranger than folk and so I tend to fit in regardless of where I am! My moto is “whatever life throws your way – it’s bound to be an experience” and being a humanist, I’ve realised that I only have one shot at it, so it’s best to just “buckle up and enjoy the ride”!
Over the years, I have enjoyed jobs such as customer services manager, sales manager, area manager, housing support worker and family mediator. But I can honestly say that nothing beats being a humanist celebrant. And with me being a secret romantic I can certainly indulge in my guilty pleasures when it comes to - all things weddings.
My path to becoming a
I was raised atheist, and in 2011 I rediscovered humanist values whilst supporting my terminally ill father in creating his own order of cremation service.
Sadly, he passed away in 2013. However, it brought my sisters and me great comfort in being able to co-facilitate his last hurrah. That day, we celebrated his life as a family by sharing many memories through the recital of his published poetry and old letters offering us his words of wisdom. These were all interspersed with the soundtrack of our childhood. Over time, I came to realise what an honour and a privilege it was to have assisted my father on this momentous occasion.
Then some years later a fellow humanist commented on how I would make a great celebrant and suggested I apply and well, as they say, the rest is history…..