Shanore News

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

October Giveaway: Win a Silver Claddagh Twist Rope Design

The October giveaway is complete. The winner of this months giveaway is Tammy Cox. Congratulations, Tammy! Thanks to all those that took part. We’re already looking forward to next months giveaway! We have wonderful news for the month of October! We will be giving away one Silver Claddagh Twist Rope Design ring to one lucky […]

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Autumn Equinox and Our Ancient Ancestors

Although Newgrange’s spectacular display at the winter solstice gets all the attention, it isn’t the only astrological event or the only amazing prehistoric cairn in the Boyne Valley.  Tuesday, 23rd September was the autumn equinox, the period when the day and night are equally long.  Perhaps it gets less attention because we generally dread the […]

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What Happened to Howth?

Howth Castle is the oldest property in Ireland that has had inhabitants. For seven centuries this castle has stood in Howth Ireland which is only eight miles north of Dublin. Like many once rural areas, Howth has quickly become more popular and industrialized as cities and the metropolis has spread wider into suburban areas. The […]

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Famous Finds in Irish Records

If you’re looking for a website to help in your search for Irish ancestors, Find My Past might be able to help. And while you are sifting through the records, enjoy the famous finds inside some of Ireland’s oldest historical records. See Jonathan Swift’s record, one of Ireland’s most prized writers and the author of […]

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Too Beautiful to Cross Out

Many of Ireland’s most beloved symbols have been used for centuries; some even go back further than recorded history.  While various symbols have waxed and waned in popularity over time as fashions come and go, one moment in Irish history stands out as a time when Celtic symbols were embraced and exalted by our leading […]

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