Shanore News

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

Georgian Newbridge

There once was a demesne that was looking for the perfect building to fit it’s space. What eventually came into that space became known as Newbridge Estate, a Georgian-style home which was erected in 1736 by the then archbishop. The style of architecture seen in this home is one that makes it quite a treasure. […]

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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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