Shanore News

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

Pronouncing Irish Names Got You Down?

As you know, every language has it’s challenges. In some countries certain letters or words are hyphenated in different ways. If you have been speaking one way for your entire life, it is pretty hard to accustom yourself to new sounds. Even if you don’t plan to learn an entirely new language or vocabulary, getting […]

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This Couple Did It Right!

So much of our talk involving Ireland, love and the like revolves around a certain air. Most of us get the vision of romance when we ponder something like a wedding in Ireland. And why wouldn’t we? Ireland is chalk-full of castles which scream, “sweep-me-off-my-feet-in-custom-style!” The panorama is just beautiful with green fields, lovely sunsets […]

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Can’t afford to go to Ireland? Bring it home!

Ok. So, you live on the U.S. East Coast and you yearn for a taste from Ireland. You glance through pictures from beautiful magazines and see romantic seascapes dotted with castles in the background. It all looks so wonderful and idyllic which takes you to Kayak or another traveling website. Then, you realize a flight […]

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NO to Presidential Age Referendum: A Mistake?

In wake of the celebratory passing of the same-sex marriage referendum, many people have forgotten about that other referendum Ireland voted No to on the same day, one that would lower the age of eligibility for presidential candidacy from 35 to 21. Shane Lynn writes in The Irish Times that “tens of thousands of those inspired […]

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YES: Marriage Equality Comes to Ireland

Congratulations to Ireland, which has become the first country to legalize same-sex marriage by popular vote!   It will join twenty other countries that have legalized it across the nation.  I say “across the nation,” because it’s only legal in some areas in both Mexico and the United States.  Anyway, Ireland’s legalization is an important milestone in […]

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I’m an Alien, an Irish-American Alien in Westmeath

Most Irish Americans are proud of their identity, and when you are Irish American Ireland doesn’t seem like a foreign country.  The language is the same, more or less.  Okay, we generally don’t realize we’ll have a language barrier until we get here.  The food is not dramatically different, aside from the beer, chocolate, sausages […]

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