Shanore News

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

What Happened to Howth?

Howth Castle is the oldest property in Ireland that has had inhabitants. For seven centuries this castle has stood in Howth Ireland which is only eight miles north of Dublin. Like many once rural areas, Howth has quickly become more popular and industrialized as cities and the metropolis has spread wider into suburban areas. The […]

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Eire Love Greats

Few people make their marks in history as being “the greats.” It would not seem like a bad thing to strive for wanting your relationship or love to be one of the greatest in history. Wouldn’t we all want that? However, a few people or shall I say “couples” have gone down in Irish history […]

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Do We Really Know Who the Vikings Were?

At first glance, there is not much mystery about who the Vikings who invaded Ireland were.  They settled here, intermarried with the locals, had a profound influence on Irish life and left hoards of artifacts including weapons, tools and jewelry.  The National Museum of Ireland has one of the best collections of Viking artifacts from […]

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It Doesn’t Get Any Moher Beautiful than These Cliffs

You can’t go too far in Ireland without discovering some amazing bit of history or stunning scenic wonder, but there are a few spots that rank as must-see destinations for visitors.  While the entire Atlantic coastline is beautiful, the Cliffs of Moher in County Clare are exceptionally awe inspiring.  Their profile is as famous as […]

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Historic Yet Haunted

Last week we discussed a very historic home to visit in Ireland and how it went from ill-repair to thriving. There are many historical landmarks and homes in Ireland to chose from that it is very difficult to pick the right ones when your time is limited. For this location, if you enjoy mystery, a […]

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