EXCLUSIVE: Revealed: The ‘Hedge Witch’ druid who officiated the funeral of music icon Sinead O’Connor
- The Druid was said to be the ‘main celebrant’ at the funeral of Sinead O’Connor
- She has been granted legal status as a solemiser and priest under Irish law
A druid who calls herself a ‘Hedge Witch’ officiated at the funeral of Sinead O’Connor, MailOnline can reveal.
Juli Malone who is known as ‘Julí Ní Mhaoileóin the Dingle Druid’ joined a Muslim cleric in what sources said was a multi-denominational service.
The Druid was said to be the ‘main celebrant’ of the funeral of Sinead who was buried yesterday at Bray near Dublin, where she once lived.
She has been granted legal status as a solemiser and priest under the Civil Registration Act of Ireland.
The Druid, on her Facebook page, professes the powers of the Sun, moon and plants and holds gatherings to celebrate the Solstice.
Juli Malone who is known as ‘Julí Ní Mhaoileóin the Dingle Druid’ officiated at the funeral of Sinead O’Connor, MailOnline can reveal
Sinead O’Connor (pictured) was found unresponsive at her London home on July 26. Police have not shared a cause of death, though they said her death was not suspicious
She says: ‘I use the gifts of nature in ceremony, ritual and handmade products. In this way, I call on Nature to guide us, heal us and soothe us.
‘My deep love of nature originally led me to train as a horticulturalist and florist.
‘After years of further study I now focus on Herbalism and Plant Spirit Medicine to share the sacred gifts of Nature. . . I am what you might call a ‘hedge witch’.
She adds that as a ‘Ceremonialist’ she works with nature and the elements to ‘combine the ancient lore of plants with the healing, power and wisdom of the Druids, resulting in heartfelt ceremonies and deeper connection with ourselves and the world around us.
‘I dedicate myself and my work to help people connect with nature, with the magic of the plant world, and through it forge deeper connections in their lives, with their inner selves and with others.’
Juli Malone (pictured) who is known as ‘Julí Ní Mhaoileóin the Dingle Druid’ joined a Muslim cleric in what sources said was a multi-denominational service in remembrance of O’Connor
Juli Malone (pictured) has been granted legal status as a solemiser and priest under the Civil Registration Act of Ireland.
Fans of singer Sinead O’Connor line the streets for a last goodbye to the Irish singer as her funeral cortege passes through her former hometown of Bray, Co Wicklow, Tuesday
Flowers at the grave of Sinead O’Connor in the garden section of Deansgrange Cemetery, Dublin, Wednesday
She says she provides ‘heartfelt’ ceremonies to mark special occasions and she likes to ‘harness the sacred power of fire.’
The moon has always given her comfort and she provides it to people in grief.
She added: ‘Grief needs to be heard, witnessed. It changes with time. Grief happens within, mourning happens with the external expression.’