Shanore News

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

Learn How to Trace Your Irish Roots

Irish necklace. celtic jewelry

Ireland has a census with family information. However, the census is only effective from the year 1901. Before the census, if people wanted to list who they were and who they were related to, they would go see the parish register. What is even more perplexing is that many of Ireland’s citizens from the last […]

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Rapists Apparently Exempt from Consequences in Ireland

So, there’s this vile man, Magnus Meyer Hustveit.  He raped his then girlfriend, Niamh Nic Dhomhnail, several times while she was sleeping and unable to give consent.  This week in Dublin, he was convicted (he pleaded guilty) and given a sentence of 7 years.  But then the judge suspended the whole thing.  Which means that […]

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Will We Surrender the Site of the Surrender?

If you have visited Dublin, you have probably seen the General Post Office, more commonly known as the GPO, on O’Connell Street, where the 1916 Uprising leaders fought.  Did you know the pillars in front still have the nicks from bullets fired during that battle?  Most likely you have seen the statues of heroic leaders […]

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Mix One Part Wood and One Part Fashion

Celtic necklake, Irish jewelry.

If there is one thing the Irish countryside has a lot of, it’s trees and fences. The majestic areas are picturesque, almost like something out of a poem. Some may find themselves drawn to these areas out of a love for nature. Others may like the romance or nostalgia associated there. Whatever it is, the pull […]

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Drone Carrying Abortion Pills to Come to Ireland

pro-choice abortion rally in Ireland

Women on Waves, a Dutch organization that aims to give information about safe abortions and proper sex education, has announced plans to send abortion pills via drones to countries where there is little or no legal access to safe abortion methods. In 2001, Women on Waves launched one of their ship campaigns to Ireland, where […]

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Why Is the Confederate Flag in Northern Ireland?!

The confederate flag in Northern Ireland

The Confederate battle flag has been a very hot topic in the USA lately, since photos of a self-avowed white supremacist who allegedly murdered nine people in North Carolina have surfaced featuring the suspect with the flag.  Americans have been doing some soul searching about how casual many white Americans are about a flag that […]

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Is Ireland Progressively Leading the Way?

The tricolour, the Irish national flag, flying high

Is Ireland leading the way for new ideas and solutions in the political arena? Because they are a country that has navigated rank and status in ways that are both impressive and puzzling, the latest referendum on same-sex marriage has many curious. Will other countries follow suit? As it appears, Ireland is a possible catalyst in […]

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