Shanore News

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

Outfitted For May Bank

In the first week of May, Ireland natives get the joy of having a three-day weekend called May Bank Holiday weekend. This is like the Memorial Holiday in the U.S. where for the first time since wintertime do folks get the chance to relax and enjoy the ever-increasing warmth outside. Although, we aren’t quite there […]

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In Donegal It is Different

Taking a tour of a particular portion of Ireland is a commodity that many people can take advantage of. Many flights arrive direct in Dublin and from there visitors have a choice to explore on their own or chance going to a county that has planned mini-excursions meant to cover some of the best aspects […]

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Here is the Right Ring

Finding the right ring to bring into an engagement can be a grueling task. There seem to be so many choices, worries about if she will like it and most of all, the overall quality of the product is a key concern when shopping around. If you are going to make a big purchase on […]

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Good, Clean & Fun Ireland!

At this time, Ireland has a huge leg up in the food industry. This has never really been the case in previous years. More recently, attention has focused on the avenues Ireland has as easy access to premium foods and why the republic should be maximizing them. The first obvious point is that Ireland is […]

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The Church Behind the Man

St. Patrick’s Day has come and gone. Now that the revelry is over, where do we look to get a glimpse of his legend? Without much hesitation, it can become quite clear where our memories of St. Patrick lie. In fact, in the heart of Dublin remains a shining reminder.  This, of course, is St. Patrick’s […]

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The Ancient & Holy Towers of Ireland

Ireland has dozens of towers that date back to possibly as early as 4 A.D. These architectural gems have left many puzzled as to why they were built and who exactly used them. It seems that many originally believed that they were refuges for monks who might need to flee in a moment of panic […]

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Ahoy Saint Pat

This is the day for St. Patrick. Many people pause in celebration, make time to visit more festive activities and almost everyone tries to incorporate something green into their routine. Younger people tend to think of this holiday as a day to party and celebrate, but ironically it is a very religious celebration in spirit. […]

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Prepare With a Shamrock

St. Patrick’s Day has a universal symbol; the shamrock. What is it exactly? Well, most people can recognize or recreate one if needed. But how many people really know what the shamrock is and why it is such an important symbol? My guess is, not many of us. Therefore, before St. Patrick’s Day pops up, I […]

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