Mullingar Cathedral has become the latest church to have a webcam installed.
Over Easter week, there were live broadcasts of services on the camera, which is accessed through the Mullingar parish website, www.mullingarparish.ie.
"The hope is that people who are away from home can join us in ceremonies, especially those who have home," said Fr Paul Crosbie.
He said that those unable to make it home from abroad for ceremonies such as weddings and funerals will be able to follow the services over the internet.
"It went live only last Wednesday and already we've had messages from parishioners in Australia and the States who 'tuned in' for Holy Week," he told the Westmeath Examiner.
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