D eath is a whisper in the anglo saxon world writes kevin toolis in my fathers wake we dont want to see the sick smell the decay of wizened flesh feel the coldness of the . In my fathers wake acclaimed author and award winning filmmaker kevin toolis unforgettably describes his own fathers wake and explores the wider history and significance of this ancient and eternal irish ritual perhaps we too can all find a better way to deal with our mortality by living and loving as the irish do. Sonny toolis was born on achill as was his wife mary gallagher they had seven children but had to take their family across the water leaving their son kevin stranded still wondering where he . My fathers wake how the irish teach us to live love and die by kevin toolis an intimate lyrical look at the ancient rite of the irish wake and the irish way of overcoming our fear of death death is a whisper for most of us. With an uplifting positive message at its heart my fathers wake celebrates the spiritual depth of the irish wake and shows how we too can find a better way to deal with our mortality by living and loving in the acceptance of death
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