Norma McElligot

Available for weddings in Cork city and County and Kerry


Registered Solemniser and legal Wedding Humanist Celebrant. 

Norma lives in Cork and as well as being a Humanist Celebrant, is a psychotherapist and an English teacher. “For me being a celebrant gives a voice to my own belief that all human beings matter and deserve respect and love, whatever their beliefs or circumstances.”

Norma came to Humanism through her work as a psychotherapist where her philosophy is based on a person centered approach where individuals learn to trust and be guided by their own inner compass rather than relying on external evaluation. She believes it is important that those who choose to live their lives without religion should be able to access help in constructing a ceremony around a meaningful life event and to acknowledge life milestones with a sense of occasion and gravitas.

 “I feel privileged to be invited into peoples’ lives to help them put together a unique and personal ceremony, be it to welcome a new child into the family, planning to marry, to renew wedding vows or following the death of a loved one. As an English teacher I love words and enjoy helping people to create very personal and meaningful ceremonies to them.”

She conducts many ceremonies including:

• Funerals and Memorials
• Naming and Milestone Ceremonies
• Renewal of Vows
• Weddings
Norma lives in Cork and is happy to take bookings for Cork City and County and Kerry.

She is accredited as a celebrant by the Humanist Association of Ireland.

Contact details

086 3225624


Thank you so much for offering such a wonderful ceremony for our Wedding last Friday.

You were a pleasure to deal with from the very start, and you were fantastic at accommodating all of our requests.

All of our guests were so complimentary of the Ceremony and how relaxed we all were.

Many thanks again for everything,

Fiona and Dan

 Just a quick note to say thanks for yesterday’s ceremony. You made Ross and I feel very calm and comfortable. All our guests are hugely complimentary of the ceremony – thank you again. 

Best wishes,
Maxine & Ross.

From the bottom of our hearts Alan and I would like to say thank you so much for making our ceremony so personalised and unique. 
Lots of our guests commented on the easy flow of the ceremony and the loving words spoken by yourself. 
The hand fasting was a huge talking point too. 
We would highly recommend you to other couples. 
Thank you again for everything.

Best Wishes 
Mr & Mrs Murphy