Shanore News

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

Amethyst, Purple and February All in One

The month of February features the amethyst birthstone. What are it’s positive attributes? February is upon us and it is the last full month for wintertime. Alot of times, we can look forward to an end to the coldness and darkness. February provides us with a last look of what we won’t have to endure […]

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Great Wisdom from Dagda’s Harp

The legend of Dagda’s Harp is a typical good versus evil tale with an Irish twist. Have you ever read it? You might be disappointed to learn that the “Legend of Dagda’s Harp” isn’t just an instructional manual on how to play the harp. In fact, they are wonderful devices most often used at weddings or ceremonies […]

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Six of Ireland’s Most Romantic Places

Dramatic cliffs and ruined castles.  Forests infused with magic and myths.  Cozy cottages with roaring turf fires.  Ireland is an incredibly romantic place. What makes a location romantic?  It must be beautiful, but a bit wild.  A sense of history or timelessness is important, but it can’t be overrun with tourists.  The Eiffel Tower is […]

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January Babies, Make Sure You Carry a Garnet

Were you born in January? If so, your birthstone provides alot of positive attributes. January births come early. There is no need to wait through the fluctuating seasons in great anticipation for your special day. Instead, those people who are born in January take a direct step up to the plate. After the holidays commence […]

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Praying for a Miracle? Perhaps, Take it Up with Saints

When you really need help, who do you turn to? Have you even considered if you have a patron saint? Have you ever had those moments where you needed to call on something or someone? These times are usually reserved for the moments when we are most afraid or apprehensive. During these times, we usually […]

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Irish New Year’s Resolutions – An Oxymoron?

The Irish are definitely not a nation of hardcore health fanatics, but we aren’t completely helpless in the face of a pint or bag of greasy chips (aka fries) and we do make new year’s resolutions about our health. First time visitors to Ireland are often alarmed by what constitutes a ‘full Irish’ breakfast.  Some […]

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Pearl of a Girl; For the Sake of Daughters

Some dainty expressions live long. How can pearls help our daughters? I cannot say that I can ever really recall anyone ever using this expression around me. However, I like the rhetoric that compares a woman to a pearl, rather than something else that isn’t as classy or timeless. After all, aren’t pearls something we […]

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Trip to Ireland: Collect An Irish Treasure

Finding your way to Ireland this year? Make it a little bit of fun when you set out to collect a treasure! Ireland is not like many other places in this world. In fact, it is considered to be one of the luckiest places by both legend and folklore. Planning a trip here is where […]

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Resolve to Evolve; Whatever That Means For You

Have you ever heard the expression “resolve to evolve?” Well, what that can mean to you and to another is probably deeply personal. It’s the new year, so say hooray! Well, just because the actual event itself is over, doesn’t mean that we aren’t still in a bit of a new mode. The new year […]

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Don’t Touch that Tree – Christmas Isn’t Over Yet!

Christmas has 12 days. Why celebrate just the first one? You have no doubt heard the famous carol The Twelve Days of Christmas; perhaps you’ve even heard the hilarious Irish spoof on it.  But you know which days are the 12 days of Christmas or why there are 12 of them?  Traditionally, Christmas begins on […]

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