Shanore News

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

The Viking Look

The arrival of the first Viking raiders in Ireland in 795 AD led to profound changes in culture, architecture and so much more.  Many of Ireland’s cities including the capitol Dublin began as Viking settlements.  The Vikings did eventually assimilate.  They merged and blended in with the Irish.  And as they did, they influenced everything […]

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November Birthdays Treasure Topaz

Tantalizing topaz is the birthstone for those born in November.  Loved by the Russian czars, topaz is a rich, dazzling shade of gold not far off the color of some of the brilliant leaves still clinging to trees.    November is the first month of the Celtic year.  The Samhain bonfires have burned out and […]

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Irish Engagement Rings with Celebrity Style

Are you planning to propose to your leading lady?  She’s the star of your life, so why not get some ring ideas from some iconic superstars?  ShanOre has crafted some dazzling Irish engagement rings that put a Celtic twist on some celebrity styles. Diamonds might be girl’s best friend, but she might like something more […]

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Celebrate Halloween’s Irish Roots

Halloween began as Samhain, the New Year’s Eve of the ancient Celts. They believed spirits from the other side of the grave could visit.  Celebrate your spooky roots this year with some traditional fun and frights. In ancient Ireland, our ancestors were finishing the harvest now.  They were storing food and preparing for winter.  They […]

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Are You Preparing for a Holiday Proposal?

Do your holiday preparation plans involve more than shopping for presents and planning what to do New Year’s Eve?  The Christmas season and New Year are popular times to propose.  Before you ask THAT question, you should ask some questions about engagement rings. Winter is a romantic time of year.  Baby, it is cold outside, […]

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A Celtic Ring Mount for a Treasured Stone

Something old and something new.  Have you considered that your engagement ring could be both your something old and your something new if it is a new ring mount featuring a treasured stone you already have? While some people are perfectly happy with a plain gold wedding band, have you ever heard a woman say […]

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