Shanore News

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

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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September Giveaway: Win a Silver Claddagh intertwining Design

The September giveaway is now over. The winner of this month’s giveaway is Duke Monte. Congratulations Duke! And thanks to all those that took part this month. Keep checking back for the next giveaway coming very soon! We have great news for September!  This month we will be giving away a Silver Claddagh Intertwining Design […]

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Pictures: Castles of Ireland

National Geographic took a trip to the Emerald Isle to capture its wide and mysterious castles. One of their favorite picks was Dungiven Castle in County Derry, now a boutique hotel popular among newly wedded couples. Castle O’Brien on Insheer, the smallest of the Aran islands, also made the list, with its ancient drystone walls and distinct […]

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3500-Year-Old Sword Discovered By Dive Club

Lucky diver Michael O’Ruiarc from Offaly recently discovered a 3500-year-old sword in the Shannon River. O’Ruiarc uncovered the historical record while diving with the Shannonside Sub Aqua Club on a routine search and recovery exercise. Dr. Andy Halpin, a representative from the Irish Antiquities at the national Museum, confirmed the sword’s age. Though the story […]

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