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Irish Wake Museum

explore one of the most iconic parts of Irish culture, through the eyes of an expert

  • 1 h
  • 14 ευρώ
  • Irish Wake Museum, Cathedral Square, Waterford

Service Description

Ireland’s first ever Wake Museum will take you on an exploration of life and death, detailing traditions and superstitions, from early Christian times right up to the 20th century. Situated in Ireland’s oldest urban domestic building, in what was once a 15th-century Almshouse, the Irish Wake Museum offers visitors a rare opportunity to explore one of the most iconic parts of Irish culture, through the eyes of an expert, on this fully guided tour. Beginning with a unique audio-visual experience, visitors are taken on a fascinating journey, where the themes of life and death are explored within an intimate space, in order to gain a true understanding of a Wake’s unique customs. Important information: Due to the nature of the building unfortunately this building is not suitable for visitors with varying abilities This is a fully guided museum experience In keeping with the spirit of the founders of the Almshouse Waterford Treasures will donate €1 from each admission ticket to the Waterford Hospice Movement. We greatly appreciate that the subject matter of this museum may be upsetting for some and consideration should be taken to ensure that this is the correct experience for you and your companions. We advise that at a minimum it is not suitable for children under the age of 14 years. Please note the museum is closed between 1pm and 2pm daily.

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Contact Details


O'Briens Depot, Garryduff, County Limerick, Ireland

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