Oral History Project, Waterford City & County, Ireland.

Death and Funerary Practices

Ireland has a rich and comforting tradition around death. Communities come together to mourn and to support the bereaved. These rituals are an important part of the Irish grieving process. Death and funerals are memories that are an important part of peoples’ stories. These stories are not always sad, sometimes fond memories and funny stories feature. Some of the rituals have been interrupted due to weather and others have changed over time. These snippets document some of the rituals and the importance of funerary practices in Waterford.

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