Shanore News

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

It’s Not Because of the Beer that We’re Harping On

The more astute may have noticed that both the Irish government and a particularly popular purveyor of a brand of stout associated with this island both use a harp as a symbol.  It isn’t the same harp, mind you, due to copyright laws, but these aren’t the only examples of the harp as a symbol […]

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The Village behind the Ring

The Claddagh ring is one of Ireland’s most popular symbols as well as a best-selling piece of jewelry now available in a dazzling range of styles for every taste and budget.  The story of Richard Joyce being captured by pirates shortly before his wedding day and sold into slavery to a goldsmith is well known.  […]

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Stage 4: Polishing phase of Trinity Knot Celtic Engagement ring

Watch as polisher for Shanore, Paddy puts the finishing touches to our Trinity Knot Celtic engagement ring. The final stage of the manufactoring process for the Celtic engagement ring is the polishing phase. Our polisher Paddy starts by using a narrow bristle to clean out the head of the ring. This small bristle is able […]

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Stage 2: Assembly phase of Trinity Knot Celtic Engagement ring

Following on from last week, this next phase of assembling a beautiful Trinity Knot Celtic engagement ring is carried out by one of our Goldsmiths. Watch as one of Shanore’s skilled goldsmiths solders the Trinity Knot shoulders onto the band of a Celtic engagement ring. A master mould is then created. Once the engagement ring […]

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