Shanore News

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

What Lurks Beyond the Pale?

Jackeens and culchies and boggers, oh my!  Is the real Ireland Dublin’s fair city, the nation’s capital, or is it out there beyond the Pale? People often use the phrase ‘beyond the Pale’ without having the slightest notion of what ‘the Pale’ is.  They usually know the phrase refers to something beyond civilized standards of […]

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Irish Green; It’s True Symbolism

You are not alone if you see the color green and automatically think of Ireland. What if I told you that this assumption was learned? I was recently watching a movie preview that took place in Ireland. There was a couple who came to visit and there was a woman who represented the hotel where the foreigners would be […]

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Want to Become an Irish Landowner?

Ever dreamt you would own a piece of Ireland? Here’s how to make that a reality. Now at Shanore we are offering an exciting and unique opportunity. With every purchase made through our website Shanore.com, we will give you a personal, free gift. This gift is your very own piece of Irish land! I’m sure many people out there […]

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Know the Powers of Well Wishing

Have you ever made a wish into a well? Did that wish come true? In Ireland you may  have heard of the hundreds of holy wells that are dispersed around the country. Considering the republic’s size, that is a lot of wells! The likelihood that wherever you stand in Ireland that you are also very close to […]

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What Is It That Makes Ireland So Great to Visit?

That is a very good question. That is to ask, “what is it about this country exactly that is so appealing?” Is it the Cliffs of Moher or the Guinness Brewery? Maybe, maybe not. There are other countries with cliffs and plenty of places with breweries. I believe it likely isn’t just one thing that […]

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How to Cultivate Your Very Own Crann Bethadh

  Crann Bethadh otherwise known as “tree of life” has been a Celtic symbol for centuries. The history of this symbol is deeply rooted in religious and personal convictions among various other postulates. For instance, when land was newly acquired centuries ago in Ireland, the founders would plant or establish a tree within that perimeter. […]

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Would Fine Gael Hold an Abortion Referendum?

You may remember in June when I posted about a U.N. committee on human rights and their recommendations to Ireland to hold a referendum and change its stringent abortion laws. These laws, to remind you, allow for abortion only in cases where the fetus endangers the life of the pregnant woman. Yesterday, Taoiseach Enda Kenny […]

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