Shanore News

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

Know the Powers of Well Wishing

Have you ever made a wish into a well? Did that wish come true? In Ireland you may  have heard of the hundreds of holy wells that are dispersed around the country. Considering the republic’s size, that is a lot of wells! The likelihood that wherever you stand in Ireland that you are also very close to […]

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What Is It That Makes Ireland So Great to Visit?

That is a very good question. That is to ask, “what is it about this country exactly that is so appealing?” Is it the Cliffs of Moher or the Guinness Brewery? Maybe, maybe not. There are other countries with cliffs and plenty of places with breweries. I believe it likely isn’t just one thing that […]

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What Wearing Swarovski® Crystals Will Mean for You

I was recently in a National retailer when I came across a magnetic bracelet. It was pretty and looked sturdy. Also, the cost of the item was ridiculously low. I noticed the caption on the piece indicating that the bracelet was for healing. Upon inspecting it, I saw that there were two, teeny-tiny magnets attached. I realized […]

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How to Cultivate Your Very Own Crann Bethadh

  Crann Bethadh otherwise known as “tree of life” has been a Celtic symbol for centuries. The history of this symbol is deeply rooted in religious and personal convictions among various other postulates. For instance, when land was newly acquired centuries ago in Ireland, the founders would plant or establish a tree within that perimeter. […]

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Would Fine Gael Hold an Abortion Referendum?

You may remember in June when I posted about a U.N. committee on human rights and their recommendations to Ireland to hold a referendum and change its stringent abortion laws. These laws, to remind you, allow for abortion only in cases where the fetus endangers the life of the pregnant woman. Yesterday, Taoiseach Enda Kenny […]

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The Mysterious World of Irish Phone Etiquette

The telephone itself is not different in different places, but the Irish do have an approach to this modern essential that is unique.  While we are known around the world for being friendly and chatty, it is helpful to know that description applies to us only in person or online.  Over the telephone?  Not so […]

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How to Care for Your Swarovski® Crystals

Our new collection featuring crystals from Swarovski® offers beautiful and dazzling pieces that most women will love. Most of us have never seen a brilliance comparable to Swarovski®. In fact, the moment when we open our package for the first time, it is likely to become a favorite. Wearing our jewelry for the initial time after that, is an even better […]

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