In Ireland preparation for Easter usually starts on the first day of Lent, forty days before Easter Sunday. From the first day of Lent Irish people would stop eating meat but would also quit something they cherish such as favourite food, alcohol, cigarettes and even television.
During the forty days of Lent fish would be eaten each Friday which is usually cooked in a soup. It’s a time of self discipline and a reflection on what Irish people have to be thankful for but also a time for Irish families to be together.
The last week of Lent is the most important part of the fasting period with Palm Sunday being a week before Holy week which sees the bringing of Easter Sunday.
At The George Payne we celebrate the Easter with the best Sport Matches, the best burgers in Barcelona and the bigger variety of imported beers!