A wake is a social gathering associated with death, usually held before a funeral.
Traditionally ... A first hand account of a modern Irish Wake; Wikisource-logo.svg
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The Irish Wake is perhaps one of the best known funeral traditions associated
with Ireland. The Wake, the glorious send-off of departed loved ones, is a ...
Guide to Irish Wake funeral customs, including keening and merrymaking as part
Irish wakes and funerals are well known for being large affairs full of emotion,
reminiscing, prayer, and song. But this is nothing new. As far back as the 12th ...
Here are some of the traditions followed to hold an Irish Wake. ... to add a little
partying into their funeral life celebrations with their traditional Irish Wakes.
Apr 17, 2013 ... If there's a wake in the house you might “go up”, get a cup of tea in your ... Often
the most memorable part of an Irish funeral – and the most ...
A traditional Irish wake memorial service is very similar to a home funeral and
involves the family members preparing the body for burial and hosting a viewing
Nov 2, 2014 ... I encountered a young Irishwoman not long ago, who talked to me about having
spent some time working in Germany. It was very rewarding ...
Mar 16, 2013 ... There is something to be said for an Irish funeral, which is often referred to as a
wake. More commonly a celebration, as opposed to a time of ...
wakes are interrupted for the night. The traditional “Irish wake”, characterized by
drinking and boisterousness, has all but disappeared. The term wake is also ...