School: Cnocán an Teampaill, Ros Gréine

Location:
Knockantemple, Co. Tipperary
Teacher:
Máire, Bean Nic Aodhagáin

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Wakes and Funerals

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0554, Page 208

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1. It is not right to handle a corpse without spilling wine on the fingers and tasting it.
2. A dead persons son should not dig the grave for him
3. The clothes of the dead person should be worn going to Mass for three Sundays after his death.
4. The clock is stopped the minute a person dies
5. A plate of snuff is handed around to all the women
6. When a funeral is passing a house the people inside always close the door.
7. When a corpse is limber some one of the family will follow soon after
8. When a headstone falls across a grave no one else should be buried there
9. All the mirrors in the room where the body is waking are either covered or taken away.
10. It a person dies before mid night he is brought to the Church the evening after mid-night and if he dies after mid night he is kept until the second evening after
11. Chalk pipes were given out at wakes.
12. When you meet a funeral you should take three steps with it
13. A funeral should go the longest route to the

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Informant
Winnie Halloran
Gender
female
Address
Hill's-lot, Co. Tipperary
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Mrs Burke
Gender
female
Address
Ballydoyle, Co. Tipperary
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Mrs Lonergan
Gender
female
Address
Castleblake, Co. Tipperary
Language
English