What Is the Name of the Irish Funeral Blessing?


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Numerous traditional Irish funeral blessings exist, but they do not usually have titles or names. One frequently used Irish funeral blessing is "May his soul be on God's right hand."

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Irish funeral blessings are traditionally used after the wake and funeral, during the celebration that takes place in honor of the deceased. GaelicMatters.com and BrandonGaille.com offer a list of some classic Irish funeral blessings. Likewise, there are many other sites that have collections of these types of blessings. More examples of Irish funeral blessings include "Death leaves a heartache no one can heal; Love leaves a memory no one can steal" and "May God grant you a generous share of eternity."

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