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Saturday 30 September 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Ash Wednesday

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'Take cold ashes from the fire grate': Varying approaches to Ash Wednesday in dioceses and parishes around Ireland
Some dioceses are handing out little packets of ashes that can be used at home.
Pope Francis says put down your phones and turn off the TV this Lent
“It is the time to give up useless words, chatter, rumours, gossip, and talk and to speak directly to the Lord,” the pontiff said.
'Record numbers' attend Ash Wednesday drive thru in Galway church
Meanwhile, Archbishop Eamon Martin has launched a Twitter and Instagram campaign for Lent.
Poll: Will your kids be giving anything up for Lent this year?
Is Lent a thing of the past – even for Catholics?
That drive-thru Ash Wednesday service took place this morning, and the photos are incredible
Ashes, get your ashes.
That drive-thru Ash Wednesday service took place this morning, and the photos are incredible
Ashes, get your ashes.
'Drive-thru' ashes coming to Galway for the start of Lent
People will be able to drive in one church gate, get their ashes, and exit out another gate at Glenamady Church.
A church in Galway is setting up a drive-thru service for Ash Wednesday
And a Lenten box will be available too.
Clash of the Ash (Wednesday): 16 hurleys that paid for their sins
Something’s got to give in elite hurling.
This Irish mammy takes Ash Wednesday SUPER seriously
Maaaaam.
Why do people get ashes on their head today?
And why don’t some eat meat?
The 11 greatest #prelfies (priest selfies) from Ash Wednesday
For thine is the kingdom, the power and the selfie.
The 11 greatest #prelfies (priest selfies) from Ash Wednesday
For thine is the kingdom, the power and the selfie.
10 things every Irish person knows to be true about Lent
The smugness! The Trócaire Box! The cravings!
Open thread: What's the weirdest thing you've ever done for Lent?
…Or plan to do this time.
All of these people have already failed at Lent
They just couldn’t make it through those 40 days and 40 nights.
11 Ash Wednesday chat-up lines guaranteed to make you cringe
#AshWednesdayChatupLines at your SERVICE.
'I resigned for the good of the church' - Pope Benedict
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'
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
Give up them aul’ sins.
It's Shrove Tuesday, so here's 5 essential videos for making pancakes
Things can only get batter…
Ten things you may not know about Ash Wednesday
Christians across the country will be observing the holy day – but how much do you know about it?