first day in Lent. and On that day the priest blesses ashes and puts it on the peoples forehead to remind them that they are but dust and into dust thou shalt return. People are bound to fast on one meal and a colation on Ash Wednesday.
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I got this account from my mother, Mrs Manning, Lurgan, Aughrim, Ballinasloe. Aged 40 years.
It is a very unlucky thing to go swiming on Whit Sunday. Any one born on Whit Sunday or Whit Monday has a better chance of striking anything they aim at than any other person. All games such as hurling or football should not be played on Whit Sunday in case of accidence.