Shanore News

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

What Do You Know about Leprechauns?

Ireland’s rich cultural heritage has many faces cheerful shamrocks to heart-searing ballads, from the ancient stone carvings at Newgrange to the intricate illuminated lettering of the Book of Kells, from rolling green hills dotted with sheep to pints of stout, not to mention the faces of so many literary giants.  But the biggest one at […]

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Ahoy Saint Pat

This is the day for St. Patrick. Many people pause in celebration, make time to visit more festive activities and almost everyone tries to incorporate something green into their routine. Younger people tend to think of this holiday as a day to party and celebrate, but ironically it is a very religious celebration in spirit. […]

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Croagh Patrick: Ireland’s Holy Mountain

Throughout Ireland and around the world, people march in parades on St. Patrick’s Day in honor of Ireland’s patron saint, but that is not the only walking done in his memory.  St. Patrick’s largest namesake in Ireland is Croagh Patrick, which is known as Ireland’s holy mountain.  More than 100,000 religious pilgrims come to this […]

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Make It A Special Concoction

In about a week, the most festive Irish holiday of the year will be underway. It is a time for celebration, revelry and good conversations. In order to prepare for this special holiday, it is important to have the right supplies on hand. If you are hosting a party or going to one, it would be […]

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March to the Beat

There are so many reasons to be joyful during the month of March if you are Irish. This is the month when St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated and there is no better place to be located for this tradition than in Ireland. Both Northern Ireland and the republic will hold various festivities during the month […]

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Prepare With a Shamrock

St. Patrick’s Day has a universal symbol; the shamrock. What is it exactly? Well, most people can recognize or recreate one if needed. But how many people really know what the shamrock is and why it is such an important symbol? My guess is, not many of us. Therefore, before St. Patrick’s Day pops up, I […]

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An Enduring Vision for Dublin

Dublin has a distinctive charm and sense of history.  Three of its most significant buildings and one major bridge were designed by the same architect – James Gandon.  Although he was born and raised in London and was an established architect before moving to Dublin, Ireland’s capital can call him one of our own because […]

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