Shanore News

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

Year of the French in Co. Mayo

Wexford, with Vinegar Hill and its National 1798 Rebellion Centre, is the star of that particular effort to gain freedom from British rule. The county had many successes in that uprising. Insurgents captured the towns of Enniscorthy, Wexford, and briefly Gorey. The rebellion ended in Wexford in early July, but it had yet to begin […]

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Roots & Romance: Meghan Markle in Ireland

Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, and her husband Prince Harry are getting the royal treatment for their visit to Dublin this week. Markle, who arrived wearing a simple but stunning dark green dress from Givenchy, is living every Irish American’s dream. She is being presented with details of her Irish roots and visiting some of […]

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Ancient Irish Wedding & Marriage Traditions

A wedding is a time when we tend to embrace tradition, but what we think of as Irish wedding traditions aren’t the oldest approach to marriage on this island. The Claddagh ring has a very romantic backstory and beautiful symbolism, which make it a lovely choice for an Irish wedding ring. Horseshoes, wedding bells and […]

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Cruising Through Ireland

Irish public transportation can be frustrating and disappointing for visitors because it is so limited. Driving can be equally intimidating for those accustomed to driving on the right-hand side of the road, although mercifully sat-navs have made it easier to actually find your way from one village to another despite the absence of clear signage. […]

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