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Irish Wakes: Our Historical Relationship with Death

In this episode of Talking History, we're looking at the history of Irish wakes, and exploring Irish beliefs and practices about death over the centuries. Featuring: √Čamonn McEneaney, Director of Waterford Treasures Museums, Donnchadh O Ceallachain and Rosemary Ryan, Curators at Waterford Treasures Museum, and John Thompson of Thompson Funeral Homes (established in Waterford in 1786), former President and founder of the Irish Association of Funeral Directors.

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19.00 18 Jun 2023


Irish Wakes: Our Historical Relationship with Death



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19.00 18 Jun 2023


In this episode of Talking History, we're looking at the history of Irish wakes, and exploring Irish beliefs and practices about death over the centuries. Featuring: √Čamonn McEneaney, Director of Waterford Treasures Museums, Donnchadh O Ceallachain and Rosemary Ryan, Curators at Waterford Treasures Museum, and John Thompson of Thompson Funeral Homes (established in Waterford in 1786), former President and founder of the Irish Association of Funeral Directors.


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