Shanore News

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

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.┬áTherefore, before St. Patrick’s Day pops up, I […]

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New You in 2015

New Year’s Day passed us several months ago, but coming up this week is a different kind of New Year. This one is not an Irish celebration, however, it is an interesting custom. I am speaking about the Chinese New Year and even if you are Irish, it is still fascinating to look at the […]

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An Engaging Valentine

For those who want to make their Valentine’s day one to remember by proposing to their beloved, then please read the following. It also helps if you: a.) want your relationship to be about your Irish background, b.) want it to be romantic and c.) want to pick something extra special and one of a […]

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Who Was St. Valentine

How much do you know about the Saint named Valentine. Did you even know that the day set apart for love and admiration between people was named after a saint? What do you know of the man commonly referred to as Saint Valentine? Saint Valentine was a Roman priest in the very early A.D. period. […]

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Resolve to Evolve

With the New Year comes new resolutions. People commonly see the beginning of a 365 day span as a chance to start from scratch. Routine resolutions involve losing weight, getting into shape or quitting a bad habit. However grand the idea may start out, many resolutions don’t last very long. It is not so easy […]

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Take Her Breath Away

If you want to take his or her breath away on a great romantic getaway, then Ireland has many choices at your disposal. Often a perfect getaway will include quaint little activities, cozy spaces and areas that offer ambiance so that you and your beloved can feel alone in a sea of imagery. We don’t […]

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