Shanore News

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

Is Ireland Doing Enough for Magdalene Victims?

In a couple of weeks on the first of July, the Redress for Women Who Were Resident in Certain Institutions Act comes into effect in Ireland, providing healthcare (including counseling services) to women who survived their time in the Magdalene Laundries and are still living in Ireland. The Laundries were the Irish manifestation of Magdalene asylums, institutions run […]

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Pronouncing Irish Names Got You Down?

As you know, every language has it’s challenges. In some countries certain letters or words are hyphenated in different ways. If you have been speaking one way for your entire life, it is pretty hard to accustom yourself to new sounds. Even if you don’t plan to learn an entirely new language or vocabulary, getting […]

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This Couple Did It Right!

So much of our talk involving Ireland, love and the like revolves around a certain air. Most of us get the vision of romance when we ponder something like a wedding in Ireland. And why wouldn’t we? Ireland is chalk-full of castles which scream, “sweep-me-off-my-feet-in-custom-style!” The panorama is just beautiful with green fields, lovely sunsets […]

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Can’t afford to go to Ireland? Bring it home!

Ok. So, you live on the U.S. East Coast and you yearn for a taste from Ireland. You glance through pictures from beautiful magazines and see romantic seascapes dotted with castles in the background. It all looks so wonderful and idyllic which takes you to Kayak or another traveling website. Then, you realize a flight […]

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NO to Presidential Age Referendum: A Mistake?

In wake of the celebratory passing of the same-sex marriage referendum, many people have forgotten about that other referendum Ireland voted No to on the same day, one that would lower the age of eligibility for presidential candidacy from 35 to 21. Shane Lynn writes in The Irish Times that “tens of thousands of those inspired […]

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