Shanore News

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

Happy New Year & Irish

Some people have the luxury of traveling during off season times. The off-season in Ireland is from late September until early springtime. Springtime in Ireland is when the skies become bluer and the trees look a little bit greener. But, for those looking to venture into Irish terrain during the off times, you will still […]

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Wrapping Up the 12

The twelve days of Christmas, Irish-style, are coming to a close. And when I say these days are wrapping up, I mean it is also something people are doing in high quantities at this time of year, two days before Christmas. It’s the time where last-minute shoppers are picking up their last gifts and tying […]

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Into the 12 Days

We spent last week discussing the twelve days of Christmas and how they are celebrated in Ireland. We talked about the wrenboys and the activities of boxing day, but there were still several days to cover in the twelve days of Christmas. You may be wondering,”what is left?” Well, in Ireland, there is plenty left. […]

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12 Days of Christmas in Ireland

The Twelve Days of Christmas is a popular Christmas song, but how many people were aware that they signified actual days and specific occurrences? No, I am not talking about the eight maids of milking or the seven swans a swimming etc., but instead about the actual days that correlate to the twelve days of […]

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An Irish Christmas Carol

Most of us have heard of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. This is the classic story which revolves around Ebenezer Scrooge and his visits from the three ghosts of Christmas. Ireland has it’s own version of A Christmas Carol that some people have read and consider it their principal Christmas tale. The book is […]

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Pilgrimages to Spirituality

Much of Celtic spirituality has revolved around designs, artwork and various other mediums. It is usually easy to identify a work of Celtic art because of it’s unique characteristics. These symbols included combining religious symbols with overlays and other geometric shapes. The designs are usually very ornate and detailed. One of the most famous examples of […]

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