Guided Nature Walk on Bere Island
Bere Island Projects Group
Outside Murphy's Shop, Rerrin, Bere Island, Co. Cork County
20 August, 11:30am - 1:30pm
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.