Rosemary Hartigan

Rosemary Hartigan

Antrim Armagh Carlow Cavan Clare Connacht Cork Derry Donegal Down Dublin Fermanagh Galway Kerry Kildare Kilkenny Laois Leinster Leitrim Limerick Longford Louth Mayo Meath Monaghan Munster Nationwide Offaly Roscommon Sligo Tipperary Tyrone Ulster Waterford Westmeath Wexford Wicklow


My name is Rosemary. I’m an intuitive, open minded, open hearted Celebrant and Solemniser, researching, writing and delivering meaningful and love-filled ceremonies for weddings, and all of life’s celebrations.

I love words and the impact the right ones can have on a ceremony. I like to have fun with words too and include gentle humour to a celebration.

By listening carefully to what my clients say, (and sometimes what they don’t say!) ceremonies are personalised and unforgettable experiences that truly reflect the personalities of the couples I work with. I build a relationship with them and from our conversations, I find a common thread to weave through their ceremony, linking their story to places, readings, music and other elements.

I treat every client as if they were my own family to ensure their ceremony is all they dreamed of, and more.

I have a calm and reassuring presence, putting couples at ease while also keeping guests engaged from start to finish. I’m used to working with children at weddings too, quickly adapting to their needs or interruptions.

I live in Rosslare in the sunniest corner of Ireland, just a few miles from my hometown of Wexford. I love to travel and being a Solemniser for weddings around the island of Ireland has brought me to some amazing places – country houses, castles, hotels, and glorious scenery no matter where in Ireland I find myself.

The History Lesson

My husband and I got married in the local registry office in 2007, before the changes to the Marriage Act that allowed Solemnisers other than church officials to solemnise a marriage. I was immediately taken with the idea of being part of such a joyous occasion and eventually, in 2017 (factor in a recession and a few part time courses), I trained to be a Celebrant.

That was in 2017; I was also completing a degree in Culture & Heritage. With no weddings to speak of in the ‘covid years’, I did a Post Grad at UL in Public History and Cultural Heritage (it’s always good to have a plan ‘b’!).

In early 2022, I completed further training with Entheos Ireland and immersed myself fully in weddings and celebrations for all stages of life, including funerals.

Having worked in customer service focussed jobs for most of my adult life, I have finally found a place in the world for my love of meeting people and providing the best possible service to them. People skills honed as a Student Accommodation Manager, attention to detail from time as a Legal Secretary and a general sense of honest to goodness ‘cop on’ (thanks to siblings who keep me grounded!) result in carefully curated ceremonies that have couples and their guests engaged from start to finish and beyond.