Shanore News

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

Escape To The Burren

The Burren in County Clare may be one of the most under-appreciated regions in Ireland. If you’re looking for an outdoor vacation, get ready to pack your bags and find your hiking boots. You can literally stop and smell the flowers, like the native Arctic and Alpine that grow freely. If water activity is more […]

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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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