How the rituals around Irish deaths, wakes and funerals have changed.
Analysis: funeral rituals have changed over the years, but they still reflect the deep respect for death that is innate in Irish society
The way the Irish do funerals is known and often admired the world over. The rituals surrounding it allow for a celebration of the life of the deceased – and allow the bereaved to mourn, grieve and hopefully recover in a healthy manner. It involves physically gathering together with large numbers of people and is a way for the community to mark the passing of one of their members and show solidarity to those who have lost their loved ones.
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