Shanore News

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

September Giveaway: Claddagh Silver Stone Set Ring

We’ve just done the draw and the winner of the September giveaway is Amanda Moss. Congratulations, Amanda! You’ve won our Claddagh Silver Stone Set Ring:—product-311.html.  Thanks to everyone that took part this month. We’re already looking forward to a great October giveaway. Keep posted! Can’t get enough Claddagh? As if that’s possible? It seems there’s […]

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Practice Makes Perfect

There’s a reason Irish jewelry is so beautiful.  Practice does make perfect, and we’ve been at this metalwork business a good few centuries now.  Lots of people are curious about their roots, but what about the roots of their Claddagh ring or Triple Spiral pendant?  They have some pretty amazing ancestors too, and they are […]

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“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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