Irish Wake Amusements

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Mercier Press, 1976 - Social Science - 188 pages
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Detailed descriptions of the social conventions and camaraderie at traditional Irish funerals. Paid mourners prone to over-exuberant wailing and a fair degree of potato throwing. Enlivening the tough social realities of 17th and 18th C. rural Ireland. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
9
Wakes at Present and Long Ago
13
Storytelling Singing Music and Dancing Cardplaying Riddles Tonguetwisters Versifying and Repetition of Jingles
26
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