A Humanist Celebrant
for Every Occasion
Hello, my name is Ealish Whillock, I am a Humanist Celebrant Accredited by the Humanist Association of Ireland and a HSE Registered Solemniser of Marriage.
I deliver personally crafted weddings, vow renewals and elopements, along with naming’s and funerals.
For those of us with no religious beliefs it is important that we can observe these important moments with honesty, warmth and affection, using words, rituals and music that reflect the lives, characters and personalities of those involved.
If you are looking for a celebrant with a calm, friendly and natural approach, who has a passion for crafting warm, personal and heartfelt humanist ceremonies, then start this new journey with me and together we will create a personal and meaningful ceremony – making yours a truly memorable occasion.
Choose Me as Your Celebrant
prefer to be legally married on your big day!
need ceremony planning guidance from start to finish
dream of having a fun, heartfelt celebration which represents you and your family
want a truly bespoke ceremony and love the idea of making it your own
value working with a celebrant who has a natural yet professional approach
understand that who conducts your ceremony for you, is important
Families and couples like you, choose me as their family and wedding celebrant because I have a wealth of experience in personalising humanist ceremonies, and I offer a wide range of ceremony enhancements. For instance, every ceremony I have conducted over the years, just like you, are different. In other words, once we’ve gotten to know each other, I will personalise your ceremony - ensuring you and your family at the very heart of yours.
Get in touch
Please feel free to contact me to check my availability, get a quote or simply to find out more information.
A Little Bit More
I live in Killarney, Co. Kerry and share my home with my beloved little disabled black cat, Chara (Irish for friend). She is basically my feline “fur-baby” and although, I know that other animal lovers and pet-parents alike, won’t mind me confessing to this, I am fully aware that in some circles this statement would be regard as being quite sad! In any case, no sooner had I adopted her at my age – together we epitomize spinsterhood!
As a teenager of the 80’s, my friends and I LOVED nothing more than listening to the Cure, Talking Heads and OMD, whilst movies like Footloose, The Breakfast Club and The Princess Bride were among my favourites.
By the early 90’s, I’d gotten itchy feet so decided to spread my wings. However, after nearly twenty years globe-trotting, I finally came back to these shores in 2009.
Whilst travelling, I learnt that there’s nowt stranger than folk, so I tend to truly fit in, regardless of where I am! Most importantly though, as a humanist, I only have one shot at this life, so as a result, I find it’s best for me to just buckle up and enjoy the ride. Because whatever life throws my way – it’s bound to be an experience!
Over the years, I’ve had the pleasure of working for international blue-chip companies in area manager and customer service manager roles. In addition, I was a housing support worker for a homeless charity, as well as practicing as a family mediator. Above all, I can honestly say that nothing beats being a humanist celebrant. This way, I can certainly indulge my guilty pleasure, especially as I love 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…..