Reverend Gabrielle O'Brien
Hi I have recently been ordained as a One Spirit Interfaith Minister. I live and work in the Lahinch and Ennistymon where I also grew up. I am a Post Primary Teacher of Wellbeing, Business and Special Needs Education. I am a mother of 3 and a wife to one very lucky man!!1
I became interested in becoming a minister since my wedding day. I was so touched by the ceremony, the deep connection, I felt there is something in this! I bring elements of joy, happiness, laughter, empathy, compassion, professional and at the same time fun to all ceremonies that I officiate.
As an Interfaith minister, I am honoured to perform ceremonies, regardless of your faith or beliefs; love has no boundaries. Love is love. Spiritually, I find happiness in walking outdoors, gratitude journaling, attempting yoga and I'm always working on relaxing my ego. I will work with couples and families in creating unique Ceremonies and Rituals, Spiritual Counselling, Retreat Facilitator. Legal Weddings and Destination Ceremonies.
I believe that my marriage has inspired me to provide couples and families with choice and the freedom to celebrate any day, any time and any location.
I have trained as a Family Celebrant, I'm accredited by the Irish Institute of Celebrants, where I professionally trained to perform and officiate the ceremonial aspects of a wedding ceremony and using traditional ceremonies like the Handfasting Ceremony, The Wine Box Ceremony, The Sand Ceremony and many more I can customise your day at a location of your choice. My dream wedding would have been held down the old glen by the Falls Hotel. You might like to have it in your own back garden. The point is you have the option other than the registry office or church. The benefit of having a wedding celebrant is that there are no limitations on what you can do on your special day; I can assist couples create a ceremony which is truly unique.
I spend some time with couples to get to know them. Each couple is different and I want to create a ceremony with them that is personal and reflects their story. Couples each share their version of how they met and this really helps me develop and craft their love story. Some are quite funny and others can be serious tear jerkers. Wedding guests are often fascinated and entertained when they hear the love story.
In Clare we are surrounded with beautiful scenery and amazing locations and many couples choose travel here. obviously have extensive knowledge of the area and locations in Clare but my service is available nationwide.