Shanore News

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

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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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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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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The Irish Christmas Candle Tradition

Irish Christmas decorations are similar to those in the USA, but not exactly the same.  While some enjoy the lights around the window, most houses seem to prefer a few larger light-up decorations.  Signs pleading ‘Santa please stop here!’ and images of the jolly man himself are always popular, but one image stands out for […]

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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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Brigid the Triple Goddess

Brigid is a famed mythological goddess of the Celts with not just one key attribute but three distinct ways in which she ruled the ways. Her skills were in healing physical ails, poetry and smithcraft. This would make her the perfect goddess symbol for Shanore, for she would have appreciated the fine metal working that […]

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Autumn Equinox and Our Ancient Ancestors

Although Newgrange’s spectacular display at the winter solstice gets all the attention, it isn’t the only astrological event or the only amazing prehistoric cairn in the Boyne Valley.  Tuesday, 23rd September was the autumn equinox, the period when the day and night are equally long.  Perhaps it gets less attention because we generally dread the […]

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