Shanore News

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

Get Tied Up in Knots

Knots don’t always get much respect.  Think about how we use the word.  Don’t get your knickers in a knot.  My stomach’s in knots.  Not much good about knots in those phrases.  But when you are talking about jewelry and design, Ireland wrote the book on knots, and the whole world wants to read it… […]

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Good Things Come in Threes

Have you ever noticed how often the number three features in all things Irish?  Yes, we have 40 shades of green and the four ancient provinces of Leinster, Ulster, Munster and Connaught are known as the four green fields, but three is much bigger than that.  Three pops up again and again and again.  The […]

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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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