Shanore News

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

Take the Fear out of Shopping for Your Mother’s Christmas Present

At no time of year aside from Mother’s Day is the Irish mother more celebrated than at Christmas, and no time does she deserve it more.  Think about it.  She probably started preparing for Christmas shortly after the start of the school year, if not sooner.  If she’s very traditional, her Christmas puddings were ready […]

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Dear Old Dublin’s Christmas Connections

Is Dublin the most Christmassy city this side of the North Pole?  The argument that it is can be backed up by some solid historical evidence.  Certainly, few sights are more festive than those colorful Georgian doors when they are adorned with holiday wreaths of holly and ivy.  And the twinkling lights of the decorations […]

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The Sound and Symbol of Ireland

The end of the year is a time rich in tradition, and traditional music.  Christmas carols will soon be playing, and while everyone has their own favorites, hearing classic carols on the Celtic harp is always special and beautiful. For many people, nothing says Christmas like the gentle strains of Silent Night or Away in […]

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