School: N. Seosamh, Cill Lasrach (roll number 16289)

Location:
Killasser, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
S. Mac Carrghamhna

Filter stories

Back
/ 182 Forward
Resolution: Low | High
Wake Customs

Archival Reference

The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0126, Page 157

Image and data © National Folklore Collection, UCD. See copyright details »

On this page

1. All clocks are stopped while the corpse is in the house.
2. Three women usually not relatives are got to leave the person overboard.
3.Straw on which the corpse is ladies usually left under a sheltering bush.
4. The house should not be swept out while the corpse is inside.
5. Plate of tobacco should be left on the feet of the corpse.
6. Everyone who gets a pipe should light to, take three draws out of it and say "Lord hail. Mercy on the dead."
7. After the corpse leaves the house all the seats shines he knocked.
8. All domestic animals such as dogs and cats are not allowed into the house.
9. The coffin should be carried out by men wearing the same surname.
10. The long way round should be taken to the grave yard and if possible take them by their houses.
11. If there's a gap or space in the funeral it indicated there will be another

(continues on next page)
Collector
Joseph P. Caron
Gender
male
Informant
Mrs James Peyton
Gender
female
Age
58
Address
Dromada (Gore), Co. Mayo
Language
English