Shanore News

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

How to Make Time for Christmas Reflection

Don’t know what to do after the presents are opened and the big day is over? Here are a few suggestions. The build up to Christmas is kind of a big deal. We used to start up right after Thanksgiving, but even recently, that hasn’t been considered enough time to get ready for Christmas, especially […]

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Ireland Seems to Love Him, but Who Was St. Stephen?

In Ireland, St. Stephen’s Day is a holiday and St. Stephen’s Green is a beloved, popular Dublin park.  So who was Stephen? The second day of Christmas is December 26th, and in Ireland, we celebrate St. Stephen’s Day on that day.  Now, the customs such as hunting the wren and the straw costumes are more […]

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An Irish Christmas for the Littlest

Who relies on this holiday most? For Christmas, make it best for the youngest. For Christmas, the most impressionable minds are the youngest ones. Realize that when you shop for Christmas, it usually means that many people will be on that Christmas, gift list. We shop for our husbands and wives, our moms and dads, […]

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More Powerful than E-mail: the American Letter

A long time ago, Ireland was effected by an incredible famine which riddled the country with strife. People were starving and when people are not getting the bare essential of food, it is common for times to turn desperate. Worry turns into concern which then easily turns into panic. However, during such a time, it […]

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Knots for Christmas. How to Bring them to Your Holiday

Celtic knots are ancient symbols. When they are worn, they literally embody great messages from the past. It is interesting since today, such old emblems can still fit in well with fashion and what we wear. However, I think it is easy for people to misunderstand just how deep their meaning is unless they grasp […]

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Battered but Not Broken, Dublin Survives Brutal Invasion

Americans have Black Friday.  The Irish have something far more frightening. Culchie Shopping Day. They rose before the first light yesterday, hustling to get ready for the planned assault on the nation’s capital.  Taking sandwiches and biscuits along with bags for the loot they expected to bring home, they left their homes early to travel […]

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Irish-Inspired Stocking Stuffers & Charms!

There are two types of Christmas presents out there. There are the classic, old-fashioned ones that we place under the tree and that we spend much of our time wrapping into pretty, little or big packages. Then, there are the stocking stutffers. Now, what are those exactly?   Stockings have been a part of Christmas […]

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At Home, Delicious, Irish Pudding for Christmas

Have you made pudding for your holiday dessert? If not, see below for some great tips! The holiday time is a great time for experimenting with new or different customs. For the most part, many people like to stick with the traditional things that they have always experienced during the season. But, if you are Irish, perhaps there are […]

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