Shanore News

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

12 Days of Christmas in Ireland

The Twelve Days of Christmas is a popular Christmas song, but how many people were aware that they signified actual days and specific occurrences? No, I am not talking about the eight maids of milking or the seven swans a swimming etc., but instead about the actual days that correlate to the twelve days of […]

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A Former Foulksrath

It is interesting to read about the history of Ireland’s once domineering and protruding castles. Castles are something of an enigma to people today who live in their modern homes and apartments. When they were originally built, they were not just built to shelter someone’s possessions and their families like houses are today. Castles were […]

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An Irish Christmas Carol

Most of us have heard of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. This is the classic story which revolves around Ebenezer Scrooge and his visits from the three ghosts of Christmas. Ireland has it’s own version of A Christmas Carol that some people have read and consider it their principal Christmas tale. The book is […]

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December Giveaway: Win a Stone Set Silver Angel Pendant

The winner of the Christmas giveaway is Elizabeth Luttrell Miller. Elizabeth has won our Stone Set Silver Angel Pendant. Congratulations Elizabeth, and thanks to all those that took part. Merry Christmas to you all. It’s time for a new giveaway and it’s just right for the Christmas and holiday season! We will be giving away […]

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The Irish Christmas Candle Tradition

Irish Christmas decorations are similar to those in the USA, but not exactly the same.  While some enjoy the lights around the window, most houses seem to prefer a few larger light-up decorations.  Signs pleading ‘Santa please stop here!’ and images of the jolly man himself are always popular, but one image stands out for […]

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Can Even Santa Claim Irish Roots?

Across Ireland, towns and villages are starting to get into gear for Christmas.  Streets are being festooned with garlands of lights, but of course it is too soon to turn them on.  Christmas puddings are mostly made by now and waiting for the big day.  Christmas craft market organizers are frantically doing their last minute […]

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