Shanore News

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

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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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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The Politics of Flowers

Valentine’s and Easter mean it is time for flowers! Flowers are a language of their own, and that language has an Irish dialect that isn’t quite like the language of flowers in North America. Knowing your flowers can keep you out of trouble… especially if you’re planning to give them to someone Irish. We Irish […]

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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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For a stór, Write Your Love Story

Have you ever wanted to share the story of how you found the love of your life or are you still searching? Some people from the past, left us with a lasting impression of their love. Some of the most inspiring stories that we ever hear about are of couples who defied all odds. These […]

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For Your Valentine: Giving Them the Best

Do you know how to impart a little bit of love into your Valentine’s Day? Try something new. This Valentine’s Day try something different and maybe a little bit less cookie-cutter. For most romantic couples, the ritual for Valentine’s involves things like sending flowers to work and going out for a intimate dinner. I admit […]

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How to Say ‘I Love You’ in Irish… Without Words

The Irish language isn’t easy to master, but you can tell your beloved how you feel in Irish without saying a word.  We have a rich language of symbols that represent love and romance. The Claddagh ring is the most widely recognized and popular Irish symbols of love.  The iconic design of a heart held […]

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Amethyst, Purple and February All in One

The month of February features the amethyst birthstone. What are it’s positive attributes? February is upon us and it is the last full month for wintertime. Alot of times, we can look forward to an end to the coldness and darkness. February provides us with a last look of what we won’t have to endure […]

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January Babies, Make Sure You Carry a Garnet

Were you born in January? If so, your birthstone provides alot of positive attributes. January births come early. There is no need to wait through the fluctuating seasons in great anticipation for your special day. Instead, those people who are born in January take a direct step up to the plate. After the holidays commence […]

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