Shanore News

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

What the Marriage Referendum Means for Ireland

On 22 May, Ireland will be voting on whether or not to pass the Marriage Referendum, which would become the thirty-fourth amendment to the Irish Constitution.  So, what exactly would this amendment do?  If the referendum passes, it will be a huge victory in the fight for LGBTQ equality in Ireland.  It would have a similar […]

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Science & Beauty Meet in Dublin’s Botanic Gardens

Spring in Ireland is beautiful.  Yellow blooms are everywhere – daffodils and forsythia blossom in front of homes, while yellow flag iris wave in the breeze along the canal tow paths.  Sweet little lambs frolic in vivid green fields.  It is the ideal time to visit formal gardens around the country.  From Powerscourt in County […]

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Little, Celtic Ballerina

Far from the impression of this title, the woman that this article is about did not become a Celtic ballerina while in Ireland.  Instead, she became a graceful and poised ballerina nearly 6,000 miles away from home. What she did was gained an education and an edge that was hard to come by and in […]

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Fiach Mac Conghail

It was announced today that the board of the famed Abbey Theatre has begun looking for a new director!  Officials at the theatre plan on appointing someone by this summer to succeed current director Fiach Mac Conghail at the end of 2016. But how much do you actually know about this guy with “the most high-profile, influential, widely admired, […]

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Was He Ireland’s Most Outrageous Playwright?

Ireland has a long history of producing writers who are ahead of their time.  Our greatest and most beloved writers were often furiously rejected when their works first appeared.  James Joyce is one high profile example of writers Irish society initially scorned but now celebrates.  Another is John Millington Synge, who was born on April […]

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Outfitted For May Bank

In the first week of May, Ireland natives get the joy of having a three-day weekend called May Bank Holiday weekend. This is like the Memorial Holiday in the U.S. where for the first time since wintertime do folks get the chance to relax and enjoy the ever-increasing warmth outside. Although, we aren’t quite there […]

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In Donegal It is Different

Taking a tour of a particular portion of Ireland is a commodity that many people can take advantage of. Many flights arrive direct in Dublin and from there visitors have a choice to explore on their own or chance going to a county that has planned mini-excursions meant to cover some of the best aspects […]

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