A Humanist Celebrant
for Every Occasion
My name is Ealish Whillock, and as an Accredited Humanist Celebrant with the Humanist Association of Ireland I deliver personally crafted vow renewals, elopements, naming’s and funerals. In addition, I am a HSE Registered Solemniser of Marriage, so I can also legally formalize your wedding by signing your HSE paperwork.
Consequently, I can help you bring all of those important milestones to life. Because for those of us with no religious beliefs, it is important that we can observe these significant moments with honesty, warmth and affection. Whilst using words, rituals and music that reflect the lives, characters and personalities of those involved.
Therefore, if you are looking for a celebrant with a calm, friendly and natural approach, who also 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
Humanist Celebrant If You...
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, choose me as their humanist celebrant because I have a wealth of experience in personalising ceremonies. Moreover, I offer a wide range of ceremony enhancements. This means, every ceremony I have conducted over the years, are different, just like you. In other words, once we’ve gotten to know each other, I will personalise your ceremony. And as a result, you and your family will be at the very heart of yours.
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I live in Killarney, Co. Kerry and share my home with my beloved little disabled black cat, Chara (Irish for friend). Now obviously, other animal lovers and pet-parents alike, won’t mind me confessing to this. But she's basically my feline “fur-baby”. And although, 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. Similarly, 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. During my travels, I learnt that there’s nowt stranger than folk. So, I tend to truly fit in, regardless of where I am! And after nearly twenty years globe-trotting, I finally came back to these shores in 2009.
Over the years, I’ve had the pleasure of working for international blue-chip companies in customer service and area manager roles. In addition, I worked for a homeless charity as a housing support worker, and I've practiced as a family mediator. Above all though, I can honestly say that nothing beats being a humanist celebrant. Especially, as this way, I certainly get to indulge my guilty pleasure, because I love all things weddings!
I was raised atheist. Then in 2011, I rediscovered humanist values whilst supporting my terminally ill father create 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.
Consequently, I also know that as a humanist, I only have one shot at this life. So naturally, for me, I find it’s best to just buckle up and enjoy the ride. Because whatever life throws my way – it’s bound to be an experience!
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…..