Entheos Ireland

Meet our team

All of our celebrants are registered solemnisers and can hold your full ceremony including the legal parts in your venue… any day of the week.

Meet Karen

Photo Credits: Alan Rowlette Photography, Firechild Photography, Seán Doyle Photography.

I’m Karen.

I am an Entheos Ireland Minister and a HSE Registered Solemniser.  This means I can hold legal wedding ceremonies in the Republic of Ireland, in the venue of your choice on any day of the week. It is my great joy to create personalised ceremonies to mark any and all of life’s milestones, and to have founded Entheos Ireland, to serve the many people who find themselves exploring the (fascinating!) middle-ground between their own personal spirituality and atheism/agnosticism. 

I live in Dublin with my husband Liam, my 15 year old son Beineán and 2 year old daughter Roisin, and our doggy Milo. I spend my days creating and performing ceremonies, seeing clients, running around after the kids and dog and a million other things in between. When I get the chance I love to jump into an icy cold sea to recharge my batteries and get body and soul reconnected!

I had a traditional Irish Catholic upbringing, so I have a great love for and understanding of the rituals and traditions I was reared with, but I’ve always known my path was outside the traditional. I treasure the beauty of our rich language and ancient traditions, and I wanted to find a path that felt authentic and soulful to me, without the rules and hierarchy I was accustomed to. I also realised that a huge number of my friends and colleagues felt the same, which is a huge part of what inspired the foundation of Entheos Ireland, and am so delighted to be able to offer a deeply meaningful alternative to traditional religious options.

 

The main thing you need to know about me is that I’m one of life’s enthusiasts- I don’t believe in spending time on anything that doesn’t light me up, and I don’t believe you should either! This is why I’ve chosen the path I’m on- I’ve spent many years training, travelling and upskilling to bring me to where I am now, and I love every aspect of my work in this world.  I am deeply passionate about choice, equality, diversity, inclusivity and social justice, let’s celebrate it all!!!

I perform non-denominational, agnostic, atheist, spiritual, humanist, same-faith, no-faith and interfaith ceremonies with equal enthusiasm.  I have no agenda about the content of your ceremony, other than that it reflects what is most meaningful to you.

In addition to wedding ceremonies, it is my great joy to create and hold ceremonies to mark all of life’s milestones, from baby-namings to tree-plantings to funerals and everything in between.  It is my privilege and joy to create ceremonies that are as unique and varied as the people I work with, and I love to bring your ideas to life! 

So whether you’re here because you’ve recently gotten engaged and you’re researching options for your Marriage Ceremony, or because you’re considering embarking on this work and would like to explore your own life’s journey in more depth, you’ve come to the right place!

Huge love,

Karen Dempsey

Meet Boyana

“My role as a celebrant is to create a safe space where you can explore what your true desires are for your special celebrations. I intend to be a facilitator and behind the scenes and provide a relaxing atmosphere. I have a deep love for hearing people’s life stories.”

Hi, I’m Boyana and here are few words about me.

My desire to communicate and understand people is one of my strongest drives.

Myself and my husband created our own ceremony and that planted the seed of how much fun it is!

I truly believe in the power of human connection when we make space for each other and listen to each other stories. When someone hears you out and/or someone is opening up to share something personal with you, thats where I feel we can heal, accept, grow, love.

I worked in IT for many years and I was delighted to put my mathematical skills in place, but always craved human connection. A leap of faith in learning to be a yoga teacher and I found an amazing community. While teaching pregnant women and mothers and babies I felt so happy and privileged to be part of their journey to motherhood. In my challenges of the first years of motherhood I started looking for different therapy and found EFT tapping. I experienced it’s amazing benefits and decided to become a practitioner myself to be able to share these benefits with people.

With my diverse life experience and empathy for people and what they are going through I feel confident in my ability to connect with people and their life experiences.

 

Boyana Boeva

Meet Jen

“As a registered solemniser and celebrant, my role is first to listen to what your vision for your ceremony is, and then to work with you to create a beautiful, personalised and memorable service.”

Hi! I’m Jen. I’m originally from Dublin, but currently based in Kildare. Each ceremony I’m chosen to officiate at really means a lot to me, and I sincerely appreciate you taking the time to read about how I can help you.

My world revolves around my family, my friends, and my very adorable dogs! I’m a pint-sized purveyor of cheesy jokes, who believes in equality, diversity and inclusivity. I love to travel, and I also spent some time living in Vancouver, Canada. I also love aviation; myFlightRadar24 app is as important to me as Spotify! Work-wise, my background is primarily in content marketing, digital journalism and audio production, but I’ve also worked in broadcast radio and event production.

Now for the important stuff that will make or break your decision to work with me: I’d choose Pixar over Dreamworks, DC over Marvel, Lyons over Barrys, and Keoghs over King or Tayto! If you’re still reading after all that, fair play to you!

If you’re a couple who’ve just gotten engaged, congratulations! I’m here to help you to create a bespoke ceremony that will truly reflect who you are as individuals and as a couple, because your unique story deserves more than a cookie-cutter ceremony!

If you’ve recently lost a loved one, I hope you’ll find comfort in your memories of them as you prepare for their funeral or memorial ceremony. I would be honoured to work with you to create a ceremony that reflects who your loved one was, and how they enriched the lives of the people who knew and loved them. I can also support you in building your confidence to write and deliver a eulogy, if you wish.

Thank you for considering having me as your solemniser and celebrant. I look forward to hearing your story.

Grá Mór, 

Jen Butler

 

Meet Jade

“I have so much Enthusiasm and Passion for this Beautiful work and it is ALWAYS carried out with love.”

My hope is to always resonate with my clients, to provide them with reasurance and to help them create everlasting heartfelt memories. 

Whether it be for a precious coming together for a couple on their wedding day or for a precious coming together for a final farewell, 

You can feel comforted by knowing that your ceremony was just what you wanted. 

At the core of what I do;

I talk to people, 

I learn about their lives, 

Write a bespoke script around our conversations and then I

Create your personal ceremony. 

I enjoy holding safe space to laugh, cry, sing and reminisce while making sure you feel safe and comforted. 

Each Family and couple I meet touches me so deeply and I find it a True honour to be a part of their journey and long lasting memories. 

 My mission statement – 

“I will never meet my couple or gathering of people with anything but a Genuine Smile. Everything that I do – is always with love.” 

Galway/Roscommon based. 

Available for :-

  • Funerals and Memorials. 
  • End of Life Planning services. 
  • Baby namings and Blessings. 
  • Weddings and Vow renewals. 
Jade Egan

 

Meet Ranae

Celebrancy is about holding a special space for people as they encounter defining moments in their life journey…

Hello my name is Ranae and I am a Dublin based writer, celebrant, speaker and activist. I’m a very proud same-sex parent to two young daughters with my wife Audrey. We conceived through Reciprocal IVF and I had the honour of carrying both pregnancies. I have become an outspoken advocate for equal rights for children of LGBTQ+ parents in Ireland.

I firmly believe that all families deserve respect and recognition, no matter how they were created.

I’m the CEO and co-founder of Equality for Children, an Irish non profit that fights for equality for children born to LGBTQ+ families in Ireland. I write for many national publications and also speak regularly at events.

My hope in becoming a celebrant is to serve people who have been ostracised, marginalised or otherwise left behind by traditional faith paths on the basis of gender, race, sexual orientation, ability, nationality, parental/family status or any other reason.

Celebrancy is about holding a special space for people as they encounter defining moments in their life journey… whether that be beginning, middle or end of life transitions. I would be honoured to hold that space for you. In my spare time you’ll find me out with our kids on the cargo bike or undertaking yet another DIY project!

Ranae von Meding