Shanore News

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Can You See the Trees for the Forest?

Images of Ireland tend to show rolling green hillsides dotted with sheep, narrow country roads, colorful pubs and villages and beautiful ruins of castles, towers and monasteries.  You don’t see many photos of Irish forests, largely because they mostly destroyed long before the camera was invented.  Farming began in Ireland about 6,000 years ago when […]

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What’s the Appeal of Water that You Probably Shouldn’t Drink?

You might think water wouldn’t be anything special in a country famous for how much it rains, but not all water is equal.  Some is potable, some isn’t – and some is holy.  Catholic churches worldwide have holy water fonts, but Ireland takes it a step further.  We have holy wells.  Used not just for […]

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