Memorable Celebrations

Providing a caring and personal touch during your time of need

David B Kelly

Civil Funeral Celebrant
Accredited Grief Educator
"Providing a caring and personal touch"
Proud member of:
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Funeral Celebrant Services

Based in Wicklow and servicing Wicklow, Dublin, and County - available to travel if necessary.
I am a qualified funeral celebrant, and a validated and accredited member of the Irish Institute of Celebrants, the Irish Ethical Celebrants Society, and the Association of Funeral Celebrants of Ireland. As a Civil Funeral Celebrant I am aware and acknowledge that my role is a position of great honour, and profound privilege.

I aim to offer an alternative to traditional funeral ceremonies for people of all faiths and none. I offer to provide that caring and personal touch to you and your family, and my ceremonies are personal and truly reflect the beliefs, personality, and values of your loved ones who have died. Your ceremony can be religious, or non-religious as you feel appropriate, and religious or spiritual elements such as prayers or hymns can be included, in what is your ceremony for your loved one. I will advise and guide you through this sad and difficult time. I can conduct ceremonies outside of a church setting, and I can conduct your ceremony in a crematorium, at the graveside, in a funeral home, in your own home, or any place that is special to you and your family.

I am familiar through my own life experiences, and through my previous work as a Paramedic and Advanced Paramedic Practitioner, in dealing with life and death, bereavement and loss, and the different ways in which each and every person reacts to and manages their sorrow or grieving. It can be a shocking and very distressing time when someone you love dies and I have had many years of experience in helping families with the aftermath, tragedy, and heartbreak of losing a loved family member, sometimes when a death was expected and, on many occasions, when death was sudden and unexpected.

My Promise To You

I am committed to working alongside you as a family, to choose readings, and music and I will guide you through the process of creating a ceremony that will reflect the kind of person your loved one was, and we will create a ceremony that will honour their unique personality, character, and their beliefs and contribution to the world, at the same time as acknowledging your loss and grief.

What You Can Expect

On the day of the service, I will work closely with your funeral director, to make sure that the ceremony runs smoothly, and I will deliver the ceremony with dignity, passion, empathy and respect, and I will provide a ceremony that understands the need to balance the rituals, and obligations of a funeral service, and at the same time, honouring, celebrating and embodying the richness of memories of the life of the deceased.

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Servicing Wicklow, Dublin & County. Can travel on request.

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