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#Ash Wednesday

# ash-wednesday - Wednesday 17 February, 2021

'Take cold ashes from the fire grate': Varying approaches to Ash Wednesday in dioceses and parishes around Ireland
# Lent Advice
# Lent Advice

'Take cold ashes from the fire grate': Varying approaches to Ash Wednesday in dioceses and parishes around Ireland

Feb 17th 2021, 8:30 AM 26,217 Views 26 Comments

Some dioceses are handing out little packets of ashes that can be used at home.

# ash-wednesday - Wednesday 26 February, 2020

Pope Francis says put down your phones and turn off the TV this Lent
# Ash Wednesday
# Ash Wednesday

Pope Francis says put down your phones and turn off the TV this Lent

Feb 26th 2020, 9:46 PM 34,931 Views 86 Comments

“It is the time to give up useless words, chatter, rumours, gossip, and talk and to speak directly to the Lord,” the pontiff said.

# ash-wednesday - Wednesday 6 March, 2019

'Record numbers' attend Ash Wednesday drive thru in Galway church
# Give Up Yer Aul Sins
# Give Up Yer Aul Sins

'Record numbers' attend Ash Wednesday drive thru in Galway church

Mar 6th 2019, 10:29 PM 27,035 Views 35 Comments

Meanwhile, Archbishop Eamon Martin has launched a Twitter and Instagram campaign for Lent.

# ash-wednesday - Tuesday 13 February, 2018

Poll: Will your kids be giving anything up for Lent this year?
# Family Poll
# Family Poll

Poll: Will your kids be giving anything up for Lent this year?

Feb 13th 2018, 5:29 PM 452 Views 0 Comments

Is Lent a thing of the past – even for Catholics?

# ash-wednesday - Wednesday 1 March, 2017

That drive-thru Ash Wednesday service took place this morning, and the photos are incredible
# Ash Wednesday
# Ash Wednesday

That drive-thru Ash Wednesday service took place this morning, and the photos are incredible

Mar 1st 2017, 10:01 PM 27,987 Views 69 Comments

Ashes, get your ashes.

That drive-thru Ash Wednesday service took place this morning, and the photos are incredible
# Ash Wednesday
From The Daily Edge
# Ash Wednesday

That drive-thru Ash Wednesday service took place this morning, and the photos are incredible

Mar 1st 2017, 3:23 PM 10,852 Views 5 Comments

Ashes, get your ashes.

# ash-wednesday - Friday 24 February, 2017

'Drive-thru' ashes coming to Galway for the start of Lent
# Sign Of The Times
# Sign Of The Times

'Drive-thru' ashes coming to Galway for the start of Lent

Feb 24th 2017, 6:15 AM 15,238 Views 29 Comments

People will be able to drive in one church gate, get their ashes, and exit out another gate at Glenamady Church.

# ash-wednesday - Thursday 23 February, 2017

A church in Galway is setting up a drive-thru service for Ash Wednesday
# Roll The Window Down
From The Daily Edge
# Roll The Window Down

A church in Galway is setting up a drive-thru service for Ash Wednesday

Feb 23rd 2017, 1:56 PM 22,216 Views 15 Comments

And a Lenten box will be available too.

# ash-wednesday - Wednesday 10 February, 2016

Clash of the Ash (Wednesday): 16 hurleys that paid for their sins
# Ash Cloud
From The42
# Ash Cloud

Clash of the Ash (Wednesday): 16 hurleys that paid for their sins

Feb 10th 2016, 7:22 PM 12,238 Views 4 Comments

Something’s got to give in elite hurling.

This Irish mammy takes Ash Wednesday SUPER seriously
# Irish Mammies
From The Daily Edge
# Irish Mammies

This Irish mammy takes Ash Wednesday SUPER seriously

Feb 10th 2016, 4:30 PM 6,008 Views 3 Comments

Maaaaam.

Why do people get ashes on their head today?
# Ashes To Ashes
# Ashes To Ashes

Why do people get ashes on their head today?

Feb 10th 2016, 12:39 PM 37,662 Views 163 Comments

And why don’t some eat meat?

# ash-wednesday - Wednesday 18 February, 2015

The 11 greatest #prelfies (priest selfies) from Ash Wednesday
# Ashtag
# Ashtag

The 11 greatest #prelfies (priest selfies) from Ash Wednesday

Feb 18th 2015, 10:45 PM 24,460 Views 38 Comments

For thine is the kingdom, the power and the selfie.

The 11 greatest #prelfies (priest selfies) from Ash Wednesday
# Prelfies
From The Daily Edge
# Prelfies

The 11 greatest #prelfies (priest selfies) from Ash Wednesday

Feb 18th 2015, 3:11 PM 6,970 Views 4 Comments

For thine is the kingdom, the power and the selfie.

10 things every Irish person knows to be true about Lent
# Truths
From The Daily Edge
# Truths

10 things every Irish person knows to be true about Lent

Feb 18th 2015, 1:14 PM 13,783 Views 12 Comments

The smugness! The Trócaire Box! The cravings!

# ash-wednesday - Tuesday 17 February, 2015

Open thread: What's the weirdest thing you've ever done for Lent?
# Forty Days And Forty Nights
# Forty Days And Forty Nights

Open thread: What's the weirdest thing you've ever done for Lent?

Feb 17th 2015, 8:15 PM 15,377 Views 31 Comments

…Or plan to do this time.

# ash-wednesday - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

All of these people have already failed at Lent
# I Give Up
From The Daily Edge
# I Give Up

All of these people have already failed at Lent

Mar 5th 2014, 2:17 PM 4,034 Views 0 Comments

They just couldn’t make it through those 40 days and 40 nights.

11 Ash Wednesday chat-up lines guaranteed to make you cringe
# Dat Ash
From The Daily Edge
# Dat Ash

11 Ash Wednesday chat-up lines guaranteed to make you cringe

Mar 5th 2014, 1:06 PM 32,876 Views 42 Comments

#AshWednesdayChatupLines at your SERVICE.

# ash-wednesday - Wednesday 13 February, 2013

'I resigned for the good of the church' - Pope Benedict
# The Pope
# The Pope

'I resigned for the good of the church' - Pope Benedict

Feb 13th 2013, 12:03 PM 10,664 Views 115 Comments

In his Ash Wednesday address, the pontiff asked for Catholics to “keep praying” for him.

Column: 'If I could go back in time, I never would've put that first cigarette in my mouth'
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: 'If I could go back in time, I never would've put that first cigarette in my mouth'

Feb 13th 2013, 7:00 AM 2,957 Views 65 Comments

On National No Smoking Day, Joan Conway tells how she gave up smoking at 45 – after first taking up the habit at the tender age of 17.

8 things the Irish sports fan should give up for Lent
# Lent
From The42
# Lent

8 things the Irish sports fan should give up for Lent

Feb 13th 2013, 7:00 AM 11,315 Views 20 Comments

Give up them aul’ sins.

# ash-wednesday - Tuesday 21 February, 2012

It's Shrove Tuesday, so here's 5 essential videos for making pancakes
# Pancake Tuesday
From The Daily Edge
# Pancake Tuesday

It's Shrove Tuesday, so here's 5 essential videos for making pancakes

Feb 21st 2012, 7:45 AM 3,362 Views 3 Comments

Things can only get batter…

# ash-wednesday - Wednesday 9 March, 2011

Ten things you may not know about Ash Wednesday
# Ash Wednesday
# Ash Wednesday

Ten things you may not know about Ash Wednesday

Mar 9th 2011, 11:47 AM 6,153 Views 4 Comments

Christians across the country will be observing the holy day – but how much do you know about it?