The Civil Celebrant holds no ideological or philosophical viewpoint but simply wishes to reflect the
desires of the family and loved ones of the deceased person. Traditionally funerals in Ireland have
been religious but with increasing secularisation people are moving away from old traditions and are
embracing new ways of mourning or celebrating the lives of their loved ones.
Civil Funeral Ceremonies are increasingly becoming the way to honour the life of the decease. The
Civil Celebrant will assist the family in creating the service, weaving the important and relevant
aspects, memories, music, poetry and prayers ( if wished for or an acknowledgement of a spiritual
dimension) of the deceased’s life into a memorable service which commemorates the loved one and
gives comfort to the mourners.
Thanks to Patricia Wojnar, fully accredited Civil Celebrant for this blog entry.
www.civilfunerals.ie 086 257 3539