Shanore News

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History of the Ha’Penny Bridge

Most tourists visiting Dublin make a point of strolling over this gorgeous iron pedestrian bridge spanning the River Liffey, and many Dubliners cross back and forth over it daily.  It is estimated that an average of 30,000 people use the Ha’Penny Bridge every day. The iron arches topped with lamps give a romantic, cozy charm, […]

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Ireland’s Border Counties Have a Certain Sparkle Lately

When most people think of mining in Ireland, they think of coal. Locals and tourists alike might think of the Agrina mines in County Roscommon, where first iron and later coal were mined.  But that might be on the verge of changing. Recent detailed exploration has discovered something much shinier and prettier than iron or […]

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