Shanore News

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

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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The Drunk Irish? Think Again

There’s a widely accepted trope out there that the Irish drink more than everyone else. According to a World Health Organization study, this is not the case. In fact, Ireland didn’t even make the top 20. Coming in number one was Belarus, with the average person drinking 17.5 liters of alcohol each year- or nearly […]

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Do We Really Know Who the Vikings Were?

At first glance, there is not much mystery about who the Vikings who invaded Ireland were.  They settled here, intermarried with the locals, had a profound influence on Irish life and left hoards of artifacts including weapons, tools and jewelry.  The National Museum of Ireland has one of the best collections of Viking artifacts from […]

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