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An Irish Take on funerals and mass – the awkward parts

The team behind YouTube channel An Irish Take have created a couple of comical videos giving the Irish perspective of both funerals and mass.

An Irish Funeral follows three mourners and points out the changes in their mood and behaviour as the day progresses.An Irish Take on funerals

It begins with them solemn and respectful, as they offer their condolences to the deceased’s family.

However, as the day goes on, and beers are consumed, the mood changes. The quality of the sandwiches is questioned, inappropriate comments are made, and drinks are raised to toast the dead.

You will have to watch the video to see what the Irish Take think is typical behaviour, but at least one of the scenes is bound to strike a chord and make you laugh.

The other video offers the Irish Take on going to mass, or more specifically, the awkward parts of going to mass.

The first scene shows two members of the congregation awkwardly shaking hands as a sign of peace.

The accepting of the Eucharist, kneeling in the aisle, and the collection plate are also visited in this comical take on attending church.

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Irish Take are a relatively new YouTube channel and little is known about the characters in the videos. Their most successful video so far, is If Weather Presenters were a little more honest, which has so far been viewed more than 80,000 times.

4 thoughts on “An Irish Take on funerals and mass – the awkward parts

  1. Thomas J Reilly

    In our Neighborhood an Irish Man died. His Wake was in his Home, a beautiful Victorian home. I was a young Irish, about 20. I didn’t know what to expect. But the bier was in the front room, the Registry was in the Middle, and the Party was in the Back Kitchen where the Party was; with food and any and all drinks were offered. A real treat to an unsuspected young Man.

    14/03/2016 at 10:06 pm
  2. Iris Eustace Halmos

    What kind of a wake is it when the corpse does not rise out of the bed or the coffin?

    12/03/2016 at 2:33 am

    Ahh, the Irish sense of humor.. It doesn’t diminish with generations removed from Irish soil.. It’s downright wicked.. Therefore I was expecting a famous Irishman to rise from the coffin and dance a jig.. I was disappointed.. Love to Irish descendents the world over..

    17/02/2016 at 7:53 pm
  4. Angela

    Love, love, love this!! As an Irish Catholic, I can relate to these videos, except for the drinking (I rarely imbibe) ..So many people don’t realize that the Irish have a great sense of humor.. and we see clearly that life is a giant joke on us!! ..Can only laugh at it, when it gets to be too much to handle!!

    16/02/2016 at 1:29 pm

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