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# lourdes - Monday 5 September, 2016

Woman goes to buy carrots ... finds out she's won €114k in Lotto

“I’ll buy a new pair of shoes and I might go to Lourdes … but I think my prayers have been answered already.”

# lourdes - Saturday 13 February, 2016

Lourdes is for lovers - including gay people - French 'miracle' town says

The town is making a push for romantic holiday makers this weekend.

# lourdes - Friday 20 September, 2013

Column: A lot of people miss the point of Lourdes – it's about faith but also about fun

Long-time Lourdes helper Lloyd Murphy writes about what the pilgrimage means to him – and to the pilgrims who visit the little French town each year in search of peace, companionship, and time to forget about illness.

# lourdes - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

Archbishop Martin: 'Communities must mobilise and speak out against violence'

The Archbishop of Dublin said that acts of violence, like that of a pipe bomb being left in a graveyard this week, should be condemned.

# lourdes - Saturday 7 September, 2013

Seven plane-loads of people depart Dublin for Lourdes pilgrimage Prayers This post contains images

Seven plane-loads of people depart Dublin for Lourdes pilgrimage

About 2,000 people, including sick pilgrims, medics and volunteers, left Dublin first thing this morning.

# lourdes - Wednesday 19 June, 2013

Lourdes evacuated as French flash floods claim first victim

The pilgrimage site has been closed and some 2,000 people evacuated from the region.

# lourdes - Saturday 20 October, 2012

The Evening Fix... now with added 90s TV stars

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

Hundreds of pilgrims evacuated after flooding hits Lourdes

About 50 Irish pilgrims are thought to be among 500 faithful who are being evacuated from hotels.

# lourdes - Friday 22 July, 2011

From The Daily Edge Column: Cardinal Rules – What happens in Lourdes, stays in Lourdes… Humour

Column: Cardinal Rules – What happens in Lourdes, stays in Lourdes…

This week, the (not) Primate of All Ireland embarks on the annual parish pilgrimage… but will everyone get home safely?

# lourdes - Saturday 16 July, 2011

From The42 Pyrenees hit their Tour peak in Stage 14

Pyrenees hit their Tour peak in Stage 14

It’s go time for the big boys in the Pyrenees today.

# lourdes - Tuesday 16 November, 2010

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things you really need to know by 9am: Pressure mounts on Ireland to accept a bailout; David Drumm prepares to face his creditors, and … Free Cheese! Get the last of the free cheese!

# lourdes - Sunday 15 August, 2010

A BOMB THREAT received by police in the south of France has resulted in the evacuation of thousands of Catholic pilgrims from Lourdes.

About 30,000 Catholic worshippers were in the town to celebrate the annual Feast of the Assumption.

Lourdes has been the site of Roman Catholic pilgrimages since a young local girl, Bernadette Soubirous, reported visions of the Virgin Mary in 1858. Around six million people visit the area every year, with many seeking cures for illnesses.

Lourdes is a popular pilgrimage site for Irish Catholics.

Police said that a call received today threatened that four bombs would explode in Lourdes at 3pm. Bomb disposal experts are at the scene, but there have been no reports of explosions.