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Imelda is a community celebrant, who officiates at life's joyous celebrations, weddings, baby naming ceremonies as well as the more difficult times when a loved one passes away.

She can hold the space and tell the story of your loved one at their Funeral Service.

She will tell the love story of the Bride and Groom on their Wedding Day and can officiate at the joyful celebration of the naming of a new baby.

Imelda is well known for her beautiful singing voice and sings for funerals, weddings and other family celebrations.

She offers celebration ceremonies outdoors in nature and by holy wells, at the family home, at a funeral home, or a place of your choice.

Imelda has studied many ancient healing systems for over thirty years, and supports people on their life's journey.

more about Imelda

From a young age, Imelda had an interest in singing, drama and dance which she studied throughout her education.

In her early years she enjoyed attending the Irish speaking college, Coláiste na Rinne, Dungarvan, and since that time, has a great love of our native tongue.  She values her time at the Ursuline  Convent, Thurles, where her gifts were fostered and encouraged.

In her adult life, she trained as a teacher in Speech, Drama and Singing.  She has also studied creative writing and very much enjoys storytelling. As a member and past President of Soroptimists International, Imelda was actively involved with community at a grass roots level.

Out of a concern for peoples wellbeing and her own lifes' journey, she was drawn to study many healing therapies and systems over the past 30 years.  This natural healing empowered her and now, when requested, she supports people on their own spiritual path.

Having worked in the family Funeral Home for over 40 years in Ennis, County Clare, she took an interest in making funeral arrangements, supporting families coping with the death of their loved one, and this led her to have an interest in Ceremony and Celebrancy.

" I have had many challenges and difficulties and found that the spirit world is where I go to pray or ask for guidance.   I have always found 'Make me a channel' to be very consoling and these words supported me throughout my own life "

Make me a channel

Make me a channel of your peace
Where there is hatred let me bring your love
Where there is injury your pardon Lord
And where there's doubt true faith in you

Make me a channel of your peace
Where there's despair in life let me bring hope
Where there is darkness, only light
And where there's sadness ever joy

Saint Francis of Assisi · 1181-1226