Shanore News

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

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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Pilgrimages to Spirituality

Much of Celtic spirituality has revolved around designs, artwork and various other mediums. It is usually easy to identify a work of Celtic art because of it’s unique characteristics. These symbols included combining religious symbols with overlays and other geometric shapes. The designs are usually very ornate and detailed. One of the most famous examples of […]

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