Shanore News

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

Prepare With a Shamrock

St. Patrick’s Day has a universal symbol; the shamrock. What is it exactly? Well, most people can recognize or recreate one if needed. But how many people really know what the shamrock is and why it is such an important symbol? My guess is, not many of us. Therefore, before St. Patrick’s Day pops up, I […]

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An Enduring Vision for Dublin

Dublin has a distinctive charm and sense of history.  Three of its most significant buildings and one major bridge were designed by the same architect – James Gandon.  Although he was born and raised in London and was an established architect before moving to Dublin, Ireland’s capital can call him one of our own because […]

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New You in 2015

New Year’s Day passed us several months ago, but coming up this week is a different kind of New Year. This one is not an Irish celebration, however, it is an interesting custom. I am speaking about the Chinese New Year and even if you are Irish, it is still fascinating to look at the […]

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Your Great-Granny’s Traditional Irish Wedding

These days, June is as popular for weddings in Ireland as it is anywhere else.  Couples want a reasonable chance of not being drenched in rain or shivering with cold on their wedding day, and for many it is convenient to get married when school isn’t in session.  But it was not always this way […]

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