Patches: Past and Present
Irish Patchwork Society Western Branch
Galway Civic Trust, Hall of the Red Earl, Druid Lane, Co. Galway – City
19 - 20 August, 10am - 4pm
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.