Shanore News

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

Mothers Align No Matter What

Can you imagine being adopted by your actual mother who had chosen to hide the pregnancy? One man has lived this and gone on to share his extraordinary tale. Tim Brannigan is many unique things. For starters, he’s black and an Irish Republican. What that last part means is that he is part of the […]

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Signs That Deporting a 7-year Old Has Gone Too Far

Do you read the fine print when taking a chance on a seemingly great idea?  This family learned the hard way. The Brain family are of Scottish lineage, but grew up in Australia. They called it home. In Australia, it has been heavily publicized in recent years that Scots were encouraged to return to the […]

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Bringing Him Back His Son

Some stories tug at the heart. What has his life been like since being separated from his father? A boy was led away from his father, the only one he ever knew. Now, three years later through luck, chance and what seems like good old-fashioned karma, they can finally be together again. That is, they […]

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Irish Women Have Always Been Warriors

Do not mess with Irish women. Don’t be fooled if we are quiet and elegant.  Push us too far, and you’ll see a different side of us.  From Grainne O’Malley to Katie Taylor, we are fiercely strong. This year’s centenary celebrations and commemorations of the 1916 Easter Rising have done far more to include mention […]

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Remembrance for the Little Sisters

Remember the phrase “you only appreciate what you had, when it is gone?” For the little sisters out there, be grateful for them while you still can. Having a little sister, a young niece or an itty-bitty cousin is a blessing. Little children are darlings as everything they wear looks great on them, even with […]

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Asking a Man for His Hand

History has seen many different opinions or lines of action over this issue, if you can call it that. What is your opinion on the subject? Ah, marriage, matrimony and getting engaged; they are considered life events on Facebook and rites of passage, at the very least, in some cultures. It is still commonplace for […]

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Skellig, Vader and Conservation Make for an Interesting Mix

What do all of these things have in common? I bet no one ever considered that this group would be bonded together by many strong forces. The Skellig Islands are a group of territories juxtaposed in the Atlantic off the coast of County Kerry. Ireland itself is a big island and it goes to show […]

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Giving an Estate a Particular Ring

Estates have their special idiosyncratic that align with those in ownership. What are some of the characteristics that you think should stand out? Near the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland is County Monaghan. Many visitors who enter the country come via Dublin and County Monaghan is only about an hour and a half drive from […]

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