Wonders of the Wake  - Kevin Toolis

Wonders of the Wake - Kevin Toolis

23 August, 5pm - 5:45pm

  • Wonders of the Wake
  • Toolis Homestead, Dookinella, Achill Island, F28 T635
  • Co. Mayo

The Wonders of the Wake is a unique celebration of one of the oldest rites of humanity, the Irish Wake. Come hear writer Kevin Toolis sing of the rite of Wake in his ancestors' Dookinella homestead.

From the ancient Neolithic graves on Achill Island on the Atlantic seaboard, to the plains of Troy and Homer’s Iliad, to yesterday’s funeral, the Irish Wake still teaches us all how to live, love and die. The Wonders of the Wake in bardic poetry celebrates the craic, the joy, and the haunting lament of a traditional Irish Wake. Wonders of the Wake is based on acclaimed BAFTA winning writer Kevin Toolis’ bestselling book My Father's Wake: How the Irish Teach Us to Live, Love and Die.

Admission & Booking

  • Admission Free

Access & Parking

  • Suitable for Children under 12
  • Car Parking Available

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