Project Description

Ardal O’Hanlon travels Ireland trying to figure out what is behind our national obsession with death notices and going to funerals.

Ireland has an obsession with death notices: in the newspaper, on local radio, or online. It’s a uniquely ingrained cultural hunger for the bare facts of a death – a social roadmap for our public grief and sympathy. The Death Notice is a unique symbol of Ireland’s healthy attitude towards death (as long as it’s someone else’s).