Shanore News

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

Live Your Life Like A Queen

Life could imitate that of royalty. But how? It has been a very long time since Ireland has had royalty, so to speak. Today when we think of “the royals,” we are often directed to Great Britain or other European countries. However, Ireland has had a long history of royal leadership. So much so, that it […]

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Make Yourself a Merry Little Necklace

Christmas decorating does not stop with decking the halls and lighting up the tree.  Tis the season to make yourself or someone on your gift list a merry little necklace or bracelet with festive Christmas and winter theme beads from Tara’s Diary. Dreary winter days are the perfect time to get creative and crafty, and […]

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Gifting a Tree for “Under the Tree”

Interested in an original idea for the holidays that requires the help of a tree? Check this out! Creativity is abound during the holidays that even the most unspirited seeming individuals will go to town by decorating their homes, trees and businesses. I think it is fair to say that there is something about the holidays […]

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Looking for Love Through the Celts

Looking for a clear description of love? This is something that is not so openly demonstrated. There is no one symbol that captures the idea of love to the Celts. Many people see a shape like a heart and know that it represents love and care. But, that symbol was not really a big part […]

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The Season for Silver and Gold

Silver and gold, silver and gold, sang Burl Ives in the classic Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer special, everyone wishes for silver and gold. It’s a bit early to put up those beloved silver and gold Christmas decorations, but not too early to start thinking about your own gift list.  You can be sure Santa […]

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How to Give your Kids Ireland in a Nutshell

What is the best way to show your love for Ireland to your youngsters? Read on for more. Young children are open and vulnerable. When they are born into a family, they know and learn about the things that matter the most from those around them. If your family has a strong Irish heritage, believe it or […]

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Why Do Celtic Symbols Thrive?

Whatever started these artifacts was substantial enough. Why is it that they still exist today? Celtic symbols are very powerful indeed. They originated hundreds of years ago and unlike many fads that society has seen come and go, they still remain strong. Why is that? I think the place to start is by asking where these symbols […]

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To Have or To Have Knot

Tying the knot isn’t just an expression. How can you include tying a knot into your wedding ceremony? We’ve all heard the expression “tying the knot.” We usually say it when congratulating someone who is getting married.This adage originated centuries ago where folklore claims that it came from none other than mattress springs. Before metal was used to hold […]

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Do You Believe in Luck?

Is the “luck of the Irish” just a myth? How do you know? Everyone out there has heard of lucky charms. Some people may even prescribe to this practice. But what is a lucky charm, does it work and is it all about being Irish? The answers to those questions are: whatever you find brings […]

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