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#death series

# death-series - Sunday 15 November, 2015

The traditional Irish wake: Why rumours of its demise have been greatly exaggerated

“The terrible thing about dying over there is that you miss your own wake,” Dave Allen once said. But is the tradition still as popular?

"There are worse things than dying" - how Irish medical workers deal with the final journey

Doctors, nurses and specialists told us what death means to them as an experience.

# death-series - Saturday 14 November, 2015

'What I've learned from working in a crematorium for 33 years'

“Down through the years I’ve seen some really tragic cases … It can be hard.”

# death-series - Thursday 12 November, 2015

There is no cure for me. I will die from cancer.

Wendy Coughlan speaks openly about being diagnosed with terminal cancer.

Everything you wanted to know about grief but were too afraid to ask Last Rites This post contains videos

Everything you wanted to know about grief but were too afraid to ask

An expert tells us what we can do to support bereaved people, how to talk to children about loss, and if there’s a good alternative to mass cards.

# death-series - Wednesday 11 November, 2015

'Then everyone died': I lost four people I loved in 14 months

“Your heart will always be a little bit broken – and that’s okay.”

Advice: What to say - and not say - to a friend who is recently bereaved Support This post contains videos

Advice: What to say - and not say - to a friend who is recently bereaved

Running away and saying nothing at all is often the worst. But there are times to ‘show up and shut up’.