If you are only going for the 'day out', stay away from funerals
I was standing on the veranda of a hotel near Mullingar a couple of years ago looking out over Lough Ennell when two Englishmen came out for a smoke and I heard one say to the other: "I was talking to a guy in there - he said he's at the 'afters' of a funeral, he said funerals are far better fun in Ireland than weddings."
At the time I thought it was an amusing observation, but after an experience last week I'm beginning to wonder if Irish funerals have entirely lost their solemnity.
This thought occurred rather starkly outside a rather posh church in Dublin 4. The deceased was a good man with what might now be called a 'modern family', wife, their children, and the partner he'd spent his last years with after his marriage ended.