Shanore News

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

Will We Surrender the Site of the Surrender?

If you have visited Dublin, you have probably seen the General Post Office, more commonly known as the GPO, on O’Connell Street, where the 1916 Uprising leaders fought.  Did you know the pillars in front still have the nicks from bullets fired during that battle?  Most likely you have seen the statues of heroic leaders […]

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Pronouncing Irish Names Got You Down?

As you know, every language has it’s challenges. In some countries certain letters or words are hyphenated in different ways. If you have been speaking one way for your entire life, it is pretty hard to accustom yourself to new sounds. Even if you don’t plan to learn an entirely new language or vocabulary, getting […]

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This Couple Did It Right!

So much of our talk involving Ireland, love and the like revolves around a certain air. Most of us get the vision of romance when we ponder something like a wedding in Ireland. And why wouldn’t we? Ireland is chalk-full of castles which scream, “sweep-me-off-my-feet-in-custom-style!” The panorama is just beautiful with green fields, lovely sunsets […]

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Can’t afford to go to Ireland? Bring it home!

Ok. So, you live on the U.S. East Coast and you yearn for a taste from Ireland. You glance through pictures from beautiful magazines and see romantic seascapes dotted with castles in the background. It all looks so wonderful and idyllic which takes you to Kayak or another traveling website. Then, you realize a flight […]

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It’s All in What You Believe

What do you know about Ireland? That is to ask, “what do you know for a fact about Ireland?” Knowing suggests being certain of things. But if I were to then ask you,”what do you believe about Ireland,” I would probably get a very different answer. You might know that Dublin is the capital and that […]

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What Is a Traditional Irish Marriage Anyway?

Across Ireland and the United States, there is much discussion of marriage, equal marriage and traditional marriage.  But these discussions often lack a historic dimension.  Marriage in Ireland has changed and evolved greatly over the ages.  Marriage in Brehon times was quite unlike marriage now, although some aspects of a wedding in Brehon times are […]

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The Shapes of Ireland

Ireland has several shapes that are exclusively their own. Take the shape of a heart to begin with; many people use hearts and associate them with certain things, but not necessarily an entire country. In fact, when I mention the shapes of Ireland, what images pop into your mind? A very prime and focal example […]

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