Shanore News

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

The Woman Who Stood up to a King and Stood up for the Poor

Across Ireland this week, children are making square crosses of rushes in honor of a saint who, despite starring in a wealth of legends and shattering the glass ceiling before churches had stained glass windows, consistently plays second fiddle to St. Patrick.  St. Brigid, the daughter of a Druid priest and a Christian slave, was […]

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A Complimentary Pair

Ireland has a history of producing incredible talent, but what one may have never have realized is what amazing fashion designers inhabit the Emerald Isle. Marion Murphy Cooney is one such designer who has been in the fashion industry for nearly nine years. She was born into it. Marion’s parents were both artists.  When looking at her style […]

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Swirling Style Loved from Switzerland to Roscommon

Many of us would struggle to come up with much that Irish and Swiss cultures and histories have in common, aside from amazing cakes and a deep fondness for fine chocolate.  The Swiss are synonymous with punctuality, and the Irish, ahem, are not.  The Swiss have the Alps, famous for their breathtaking heights and glorious […]

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Starry Starry Night

Stars are ever abundant depending on where you look  You can see them in artwork in many different forms, aside from celebrity types.  There are also the astral types you see in the skies at nighttime and of course the kinds that sometimes adorn jewelry. When I think of stars, I immediately remember the painting […]

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Live from Slane Castle

We have already established that Ireland is the epitome of music and history. Combine them both and you have an amazing mixture in Slane Castle which has been used as a musical venue since 1981. However, before this time, Slane Castle has been so much more. Located in the town of Slane Ireland, Slane Castle […]

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