Shanore News

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

These Charming Beads Please!

Wearing a bracelet might befit you for good luck or some, other something. What charm would you pick to wear and for what reason? When it comes to Ireland, things like magic and wizardry aren’t at all that far fetched. After all, Ireland is the land where leprechauns, fairies and pots of gold at the […]

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Finding Ireland in a Sapphire

If you know where to look, you can find the perfect relationship from your stone and your country. Have you ever considered where you can find this with Ireland and the sapphire? It’s not so far fetched to make a connection between sapphires and the Republic of Ireland. It just helps to know where to […]

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The Makings of a Spring Nuptial

Getting married in spring? It’s hard to know where to start. Yesterday was the first day of spring, at least, officially. Where I live, we got a large amount and hopefully, our last dose of snow for many months today. It wasn’t what I had pictured for the first few days of spring. I had […]

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Where Are the Luckiest Shamrocks?

Shamrocks are a synonymous symbol of Ireland and they stand for luck. Why do you think that is?  The saying “the luck of the Irish” or a plethora of shamrocks gives the great impression that Ireland is steeped in fortune and prosperity. It really does. We believe based on what we have seen so often […]

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How to Pack for St. Paddy’s Day

Ever wonder what to bring with you for St. Paddy’s? Here’s how to create the perfect day bag. St. Paddy’s day is a day to celebrate a wonderful saint. Spirits are alive and in full force because the day has become synonymous with Ireland. No matter where you are in the word, March 17th is […]

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Add Some Aqua Blue for Two

Here’s the thing, we don’t normally think of aqua and Ireland together, now do we? Maybe we should. Aquamarine is a beautiful gemstone. Not only is it one of the birthstones for the month of March, it has many spiritual qualities that makes it a great stone to have all year long. It is a […]

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Thinking about Taking the Leap This Year Ladies?

Of course now women can propose marriage, but long ago it was only acceptable on one day – February 29th. Popping the question takes a bit of courage no matter who does it, but ladies can take heart from this Irish Leap Year tradition. Pity your foremothers when society dictated that they could not make […]

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Ushering Out Love and Reigning in the Luck

Staying on top of the holidays is something we like to do.  What does each holiday mean to you?  When it comes to the holidays, they all have different meanings, symbols and attitudes that surround them. Valentines Day comes early in the year and we tend to see a lot of pink, love and hearts during […]

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What Does It Really Mean to Have Heart?

What kinds of things make you want to talk about having a heart? Does everyone do this? Having a heart or showing one’s heart are common expressions that we sometimes use and hear. Everyone has an actual physical, beating heart in their chest, but when we make references to having one, it really has very […]

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Ireland’s Informational Guide for Romantics

Getting lost in Ireland? If you ever find yourself there on the day for lovers, take a book. If you are lucky enough to find yourself in Ireland for Valentine’s Day, then consider yourself in the most idyllic place of all for romance and love. There may be no better place in the world for […]

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