Hello, my name is Mairead Quinn from Athlone, Ireland. I’m a qualified professional Independent Civil Celebrant; Family and Funeral Celebrant, accredited by the UK Society of Celebrants (UKSOC).
Through personal experience, I developed a fond interest in becoming a Celebrant. On the week of our wedding, my dad was admitted to hospital due to a serious illness, unfortunately, he was unable to attend our wedding. Shortly afterwards, my dad died. We had a Catholic funeral for him, I felt that this ceremony was generic and impersonal, it was more about the prayers than a celebration of the person's life. Reflecting on the ceremony, this strengthened my belief in conducting such a course, qualifying me to provide a more personal and emotional touch to these special occasions.
I am a modern, imaginative Family and Funeral Celebrant with a passion for creativity and composing a sincere, authentic ceremony that reflects you as a couple. I love meeting people and learning about them and their stories. My personality is friendly, cheerful, and fun. I feel privileged to work as a Celebrant and be part of the most special moments of peoples' lives.
I come from a professional background with lots of experience in project management. This means I carefully manage each stage of the process to ensure it is stress-free throughout.
Your ceremony will be delivered with warmth, sensitivity, and fun. You can relax and enjoy every minute, knowing I will guarantee everything is exactly as you dreamed it would be.
I work with families and couples to create ceremonies in keeping with their wishes, values, and beliefs, whether this is to cherish the life of a loved one who has passed away or to celebrate the love of their lives!
Writing a eulogy for a loved one can be a daunting task. It can be hard to find the right words when you are grieving such a loss. It is a celebrant's job to create the best possible tribute for someone that has died and it can be reassuring to have the help of a professional if you are struggling to know where to start at this difficult time.
I also provide bespoke Memorial Services and Ceremonies for the Scattering of Ashes.
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch for a FREE no-obligation chat about any ceremony.