Tag Archives: Irish


An Irish Wake

Main piece: (The following is transcribed from a conversation between the informant and interviewer.) Informant: Grandpa, he always used to tell the story about the Irish – I’ve told you this one before – about the Irish wakes – cause the Irish always had the big parties. And, uhh, that was back in the days,… Continue Reading »

Irish Goodbye

Main Piece: The following is transcribed form a conversation between the informant and the interviewer Informant: The Irish goodbye is when you leave a party without letting other people know that you’re leaving. You just get up and leave. You might bump into a few people on your way out, and then you would have… Continue Reading »

Brian O’Donnell

The following is a story about an Irish legend.  The informant is represented by the letter S, and I am represented by the letter K. Piece: K: Tell me more of the Irish folklore you know about. S: So, uhm, another story I’ve heard is – uh – about a man named Brian O’Donnell and… Continue Reading »