Shanore News

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

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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Growing Your Irish Roots

It should go without saying that gardening is popular in Ireland. We have green thumbs after all. But what exactly do we grow? What vegetables, berries and fruits were growing in your great-grandparents’ gardens? While today, many Irish people plant a mix of traditional and more worldly crops in the garden, growing traditional foods is […]

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What’s Hidden in the Heartlands?

Fáílte Ireland has launched a campaign to highlight a part of Ireland often overlooked by tourists – the midlands. Encompassing counties Cavan, Leitrim, Westmeath, Longford, Offaly, Roscommon and parts of Galway and Tipperary, the new Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands campaign showcases a range of destinations. While many know of the broad, majestic River Shannon and the […]

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Where to Start Digging for Your Irish Roots

Mail order DNA kits have become extremely popular, and more people are discovering exactly how genetically Irish they are. For some, that might be the end of the story. But more people will find it is an answer that leads to more questions. Who were those Irish ancestors and where did they come from? Why […]

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