Shanore News

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

Bealtine – Ireland’s Summer Fire Festival

While the nights can still be cool, household supplies of turf are running low and no one minds.  The fire is not needed daily now to warm the house.  Instead, it is time to gather wood and start building the frames for bonfires.  It is nearly Bealtine.  We are nearly halfway between the spring equinox […]

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Was He Ireland’s Most Outrageous Playwright?

Ireland has a long history of producing writers who are ahead of their time.  Our greatest and most beloved writers were often furiously rejected when their works first appeared.  James Joyce is one high profile example of writers Irish society initially scorned but now celebrates.  Another is John Millington Synge, who was born on April […]

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In Donegal It is Different

Taking a tour of a particular portion of Ireland is a commodity that many people can take advantage of. Many flights arrive direct in Dublin and from there visitors have a choice to explore on their own or chance going to a county that has planned mini-excursions meant to cover some of the best aspects […]

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Here is the Right Ring

Finding the right ring to bring into an engagement can be a grueling task. There seem to be so many choices, worries about if she will like it and most of all, the overall quality of the product is a key concern when shopping around. If you are going to make a big purchase on […]

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The Church Behind the Man

St. Patrick’s Day has come and gone. Now that the revelry is over, where do we look to get a glimpse of his legend? Without much hesitation, it can become quite clear where our memories of St. Patrick lie. In fact, in the heart of Dublin remains a shining reminder.  This, of course, is St. Patrick’s […]

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