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
Ripley, George; Dana, Charles A....
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
The traditional Irish Wake was commonplace around Ireland up until about the ...
This wasn't a time for tears to say the least, it was more of a party than a funeral.
Oct 13, 2012 ... In his book 'Irish Wake Amusements', folklore author and archivist Sean O ... In
Co Donegal, where the wake tradition still thrives, a funeral ...
More families too are beginning to wake their dead in private. Maybe in time the
traditional public funeral which is seen as an expression of sympathy for the ...
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 Wake is the custom of keeping a vigil or watch over a body from death until
burial. ... traditional “Irish wake”, characterized by drinking and boisterousness,
wakes are interrupted for the night. The traditional “Irish wake”, characterized by
drinking and boisterousness, has all but disappeared. The term wake is also ...
Nov 2, 2014 ... When she returned to Ireland for the funeral, she felt so grateful for the Irish
attitude to death - so graceful, so natural, so open. And this isn't a ...