Shanore News

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

Pick the Perfect Irish Engagement Ring

You’ve found the right woman, and you know this is it. It’s time to pop the question. That means it’s also time to find the perfect Irish engagement ring for her. Deciding to propose to your beloved is a huge decision, and planning your proposal involves more important decisions about how, when and where to […]

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Are Irish Wildlife Living It Up While Humans Are Locked Down?

Stories of wildlife revelling in the absence of humans out and about have added some light to the heavy days of the Covid 19 pandemic. While people are staying inside their homes, venturing out only on essential errands and for a bit of exercise, wild animals everywhere have seized the day. They have ventured into […]

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Ireland’s Beautiful Bogs

The bogs play a remarkable role in Irish life. For generations, Irish people have cut turf from the bogs to burn as fuel. Visitors arriving to parts of Ireland in winter notice the rich, distinctive smell, and Irish people living overseas long for the smell of the home fires. Bogs have also preserved and eventually […]

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Three Irish Proposal Ideas

The Celtic trinity knot, or triquetra, lends itself very well to engagement and wedding rings. The shape is a natural frame for gems, and it is rich in meanings. Part of this distinctive motif’s charm is that is reflects to many meanings based on the concept of a trinity or triptych. Early Celtic Christians used […]

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Irish Traditions: St. Patrick and Shamrock

St. Patrick’s Day shows us just how the various strands of Irish are woven together – Irish, Irish-American and Irish in America. The history of the holiday is a story of traditions going back and forth, evolving and influencing each other. It’s not a case of tradition flowing only from the old country to the […]

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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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