Shanore News

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

Fasting in Ireland

Religiously motivated fasting used to be a regular part of mainstream Irish life. Never quite as widespread or popular as feasting with the general public, religious fasting is still a strong tradition for one community in Ireland.  Once upon a time, part of the excitement of St. Patrick’s Day was that it usually fell during […]

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Cities That Draw People In

A local Irishman discussed making the huge transition from Ireland to big city U.S.A. What is the biggest move you’ve ever made? Richard Gilligan is a talented photographer who started out taking pictures of what he loved: skateboarding. That is how it usually begins for aspiring types, at least, that was my experience as well. […]

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Mothers Align No Matter What

Can you imagine being adopted by your actual mother who had chosen to hide the pregnancy? One man has lived this and gone on to share his extraordinary tale. Tim Brannigan is many unique things. For starters, he’s black and an Irish Republican. What that last part means is that he is part of the […]

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Signs That Deporting a 7-year Old Has Gone Too Far

Do you read the fine print when taking a chance on a seemingly great idea?  This family learned the hard way. The Brain family are of Scottish lineage, but grew up in Australia. They called it home. In Australia, it has been heavily publicized in recent years that Scots were encouraged to return to the […]

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Bringing Him Back His Son

Some stories tug at the heart. What has his life been like since being separated from his father? A boy was led away from his father, the only one he ever knew. Now, three years later through luck, chance and what seems like good old-fashioned karma, they can finally be together again. That is, they […]

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Invisible Pain, Irish Pride

Wearing s symbol of your love of Irish pride is usually rather obvious. What about things that aren’t easily seen by the naked eye? When you see someone walking down the street, it is usually easy to size them up rather quick-like. Depending on who you are, you may walk into a store and see […]

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