Shanore News

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

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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Eire Love Greats

Few people make their marks in history as being “the greats.” It would not seem like a bad thing to strive for wanting your relationship or love to be one of the greatest in history. Wouldn’t we all want that? However, a few people or shall I say “couples” have gone down in Irish history […]

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Advice From An Irish Mammy

If you’re Irish, you know your Mammy’s got a lot to say. From what you wear to what you eat, she always knows best. If you have a “Mammy,” you’ve probably heard something like, “There’s enough dirt in those ears to grow potatoes!” Or perhaps you’ve been warned by a menacing face saying “Don’t make […]

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Rocking Through the Ages

Irish Archaeology took a turn for the funny last week, when they offered a slideshow of famous musicians paired with important archaeological sites. One features Louis Armstrong playing for his wife Lucille in front of the Sphinx. U2 is also shown, looking cool and collected (and young!) in front of the Rock of Cashel in […]

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