Shanore News

Musings, ramblings and thought provoking articles from our team of talented writers - all views expressed are their own!

This Couple Did It Right!

So much of our talk involving Ireland, love and the like revolves around a certain air. Most of us get the vision of romance when we ponder something like a wedding in Ireland. And why wouldn’t we? Ireland is chalk-full of castles which scream, “sweep-me-off-my-feet-in-custom-style!” The panorama is just beautiful with green fields, lovely sunsets […]

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YES: Marriage Equality Comes to Ireland

Congratulations to Ireland, which has become the first country to legalize same-sex marriage by popular vote!   It will join twenty other countries that have legalized it across the nation.  I say “across the nation,” because it’s only legal in some areas in both Mexico and the United States.  Anyway, Ireland’s legalization is an important milestone in […]

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It’s All in What You Believe

What do you know about Ireland? That is to ask, “what do you know for a fact about Ireland?” Knowing suggests being certain of things. But if I were to then ask you,”what do you believe about Ireland,” I would probably get a very different answer. You might know that Dublin is the capital and that […]

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The Shapes of Ireland

Ireland has several shapes that are exclusively their own. Take the shape of a heart to begin with; many people use hearts and associate them with certain things, but not necessarily an entire country. In fact, when I mention the shapes of Ireland, what images pop into your mind? A very prime and focal example […]

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Lovely Máthair

Mother’s Day is coming up soon. Your mathair is deserving of something significant and beautiful on her day. It is nice to get her a card, flowers or even breakfast. This year think about giving your mother something even more substantial than a meal and a note. Get her a piece of jewelry that she […]

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The Docklands

Now is the time in Ireland when the warm weather invites the best of what the republic has to offer. Festivities are scheduled for the outdoors aplenty in the spring and summer months because this is the ideal climate to celebrate Irish culture. This gives every Irishman the chance to show the world what they […]

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What the Marriage Referendum Means for Ireland

On 22 May, Ireland will be voting on whether or not to pass the Marriage Referendum, which would become the thirty-fourth amendment to the Irish Constitution.  So, what exactly would this amendment do?  If the referendum passes, it will be a huge victory in the fight for LGBTQ equality in Ireland.  It would have a similar […]

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Little, Celtic Ballerina

Far from the impression of this title, the woman that this article is about did not become a Celtic ballerina while in Ireland.  Instead, she became a graceful and poised ballerina nearly 6,000 miles away from home. What she did was gained an education and an edge that was hard to come by and in […]

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