Shanore News

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

The Children of Lir

Plenty of European countries have their twisted tales of evil stepmothers, but Ireland’s version is really for the birds.  Well, for the swans anyway.  With apologies to wrongly maligned stepmothers everywhere, Ireland’s version at least features a wicked stepmother who couldn’t bring herself to actually kill her stepchildren and instead comes up with another plot […]

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George Clooney’s Ancestor Left Ireland After Violent Attack

A new discovery was made by Fiona Fitzsimons on findmypast.ie which revealed that George Clooney’s grandfather, Nicholas Clooney, was violently forced off of his land. A farmer in Windgap, Co. Kilkenny, Nicholas was harassed for months by powerful landowners. Court records have known shown that he was violently assaulted. Eventually leaving for the US, Nicholas began […]

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Ireland on a Budget

The Emerald Isle is one of the most sought after vacation destinations. But sometimes, our wallets have trouble following. Irish Fireside found seven options for someone trying to see Ireland on a fixed budget-most of them for under 25 pounds a person! For an old fashioned night, stay in old Irish train cars renovated into […]

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