Shanore News

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

Good, Clean & Fun Ireland!

At this time, Ireland has a huge leg up in the food industry. This has never really been the case in previous years. More recently, attention has focused on the avenues Ireland has as easy access to premium foods and why the republic should be maximizing them. The first obvious point is that Ireland is […]

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The Church Behind the Man

St. Patrick’s Day has come and gone. Now that the revelry is over, where do we look to get a glimpse of his legend? Without much hesitation, it can become quite clear where our memories of St. Patrick lie. In fact, in the heart of Dublin remains a shining reminder.  This, of course, is St. Patrick’s […]

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The Ancient & Holy Towers of Ireland

Ireland has dozens of towers that date back to possibly as early as 4 A.D. These architectural gems have left many puzzled as to why they were built and who exactly used them. It seems that many originally believed that they were refuges for monks who might need to flee in a moment of panic […]

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What Do You Know about Leprechauns?

Ireland’s rich cultural heritage has many faces cheerful shamrocks to heart-searing ballads, from the ancient stone carvings at Newgrange to the intricate illuminated lettering of the Book of Kells, from rolling green hills dotted with sheep to pints of stout, not to mention the faces of so many literary giants.  But the biggest one at […]

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Ahoy Saint Pat

This is the day for St. Patrick. Many people pause in celebration, make time to visit more festive activities and almost everyone tries to incorporate something green into their routine. Younger people tend to think of this holiday as a day to party and celebrate, but ironically it is a very religious celebration in spirit. […]

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Croagh Patrick: Ireland’s Holy Mountain

Throughout Ireland and around the world, people march in parades on St. Patrick’s Day in honor of Ireland’s patron saint, but that is not the only walking done in his memory.  St. Patrick’s largest namesake in Ireland is Croagh Patrick, which is known as Ireland’s holy mountain.  More than 100,000 religious pilgrims come to this […]

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