Shanore News

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

Claddagh Rings: An Irish Love Story

St. Valentine’s Day is on the horizon, and romance is in the air. Who doesn’t love a good love story? The Irish are known for our gift of storytelling, and so it is no surprise that behind one of most popular Irish motifs is an incredible love story. The Claddagh design is iconic and deeply […]

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Ancient Ireland’s Sacred Trees

We are past the solstice now. A pink glow appears on the horizon earlier each morning. The daylight lingers a bit longer each afternoon. At a glance, the trees look as they have all winter. Bare. But beneath their bark, they are preparing for spring. A few have buds or soon will, a visual promise […]

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How to Propose Irish Style

The traditional question our Irish ancestors popped was ‘would you like to be buried with my people?’ Today, it doesn’t sound all that romantic! But you can still find many ways to plan a proposal that embraces Celtic heritage. Ireland really is a very romantic place, and you can bring some Irish romance to the […]

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Ancient Irish Wedding & Marriage Traditions

A wedding is a time when we tend to embrace tradition, but what we think of as Irish wedding traditions aren’t the oldest approach to marriage on this island. The Claddagh ring has a very romantic backstory and beautiful symbolism, which make it a lovely choice for an Irish wedding ring. Horseshoes, wedding bells and […]

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Is a Kennedy Fashion Revival Coming?

Abercrombie and Fitch have just released a line of men’s clothes inspired by John F. Kennedy, who really did wear the brand’s chinos. The new line features a new take on those classic high-waisted, straight-legged chinos as well as swimming trunks and a sailing jacket. The red, white and blue capsule wardrobe features a rope […]

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Adding an Irish Touch to Your Wedding

A wedding is a joining together of two people and all they bring with them. Their family heritage and traditions merge. So your wedding is a perfect time to think about your cultural heritage, what you like, what you want to learn more about, and how to bring it into your new married life. For […]

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Will Spring Come with the Equinox in 2018?

Spring can be an awful tease, especially in Ireland. Some say the first day of spring is Imbloc in early February, while others acknowledge it being at the vernal equinox on March 20th. Generally, things are looking a lot more like spring at the equinox than at Imbloc. But in 2018, we seem to have […]

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Women’s Christmas – an Irish Tradition

In Ireland, Christmas is not over. Here, we make the most of the season. Office work slows well down in December. While retail and service sector staff are busy on Christmas Eve, most people have the day off. And pretty much everything closes for Christmas Day. But lift doesn’t go back to normal on the […]

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