Shanore News

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

“Stand, watch, listen”…on your finger

“Stand, watch, listen.” In one of the best examples—cinematic or otherwise—of complexity in the mundane, we have the glorious Meryl Streep as Miranda Priestly in The Devil Wears Prada. In less than the time it takes to microwave popcorn, Streep’s character marshals together history and perspective into something that deflates pomposity and makes you feel […]

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It’s Not Because of the Beer that We’re Harping On

The more astute may have noticed that both the Irish government and a particularly popular purveyor of a brand of stout associated with this island both use a harp as a symbol.  It isn’t the same harp, mind you, due to copyright laws, but these aren’t the only examples of the harp as a symbol […]

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The Village behind the Ring

The Claddagh ring is one of Ireland’s most popular symbols as well as a best-selling piece of jewelry now available in a dazzling range of styles for every taste and budget.  The story of Richard Joyce being captured by pirates shortly before his wedding day and sold into slavery to a goldsmith is well known.  […]

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It’s all in the wrist

“It’s all in the wrist.” Do an online search of the origin of this idiom, “It’s all in the wrist,” and the results will leave you nonplussed, for sure. Translation: Google turns up four sites. Four! And to be clear, this is if you search the phrase in quotes and “etymology.” To be crystal clear, […]

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Raiders of the Lost St. Brigid? Not quite.

It doesn’t look like much, and maybe that’s why it’s so powerful. Lines cinched together, looking like just another innocuous pattern on West Elm’s newest seasonal lineup for shower curtains, duvet covers and throw pillows. There’s something so natural about the design, like that seashell swirl of cream in your coffee; the pour begins with […]

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August Giveaway: Win a Claddagh Pave Set Ladies Ring

(Enter using giveaway box below) The winner of the August giveaway is Kelli Green Porter. Congratulations, Kelli! You’ve won our Claddagh Pave Set Ladies Ring. We’ll contact you shortly with the details. Thanks to all those that took part in this month’s giveaway. Keep checking back for next month’s giveaway starting very soon! In a […]

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