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…and then we met you for our wedding. Simone, you treated us like we were the most important couple that you had ever met. Like ours was the only ceremony you would ever perform.  Like fulfilling our dream meant fulfilling yours….

Welcome to The Civil Celebrant.  My name is Simone Walsh, a family and funeral celebrant based in Co. Dublin, Ireland.

What I do: I perform civil ceremonies, that is baby naming ceremonies, weddings, vow renewals, funerals, and memorial services.

What is a civil ceremony? A civil ceremony is not based on any religion or faith. The ceremony is created just for you.  It can be held in any location and involve as many or as little people as you would like. You are welcome to include prayers or hymns in the ceremony, but I am not able to perform any sacraments or similar religious rituals.

How do we get started? Please contact me via the contact panel at the bottom of the page, email me at or phone +353 (0) 877813594. I will answer any questions you might have and then arrange to meet with you and go through all the elements of the ceremony.  Each ceremony I create is bespoke and made just for you or your loved one.

What happens next? That all depends on the type of ceremony you are having.  Please use the tabs above, where the different ceremonies are outlined in detail. Please feel free to look through my website and check out The Civil Celebrant ‘What’s New’ tab for lots of great ideas!

Please note: I only book a limited number of weddings and baby naming ceremonies a year, and only ever one a day.  This is so I can devote myself completely to you and your ceremony. Please make sure to provide your ceremony date and venue, so I can let you know as soon as possible of my availability.