We get a lot of things wrong, but when it comes to funerals at least we get it right
Published 01/07/2014 | 02:30
WE get a lot of things wrong in Ireland but there is one thing we tend to get right. Funerals. We sure love a good funeral in this country.
Comedian Dave Allen, in a famous sketch, said: "In Ireland when somebody dies, we lay 'em out and watch 'em for a couple of days . . . and there's drinking and dancing and all the food you can eat."
He was dead on the button. We are expert at giving our loved ones a good send off after they pass away. We cry, laugh and celebrate their life. More families are opting again for a home wake, something which was part and parcel of Irish life years ago.