Shanore News

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

It’s All in What You Believe

What do you know about Ireland? That is to ask, “what do you know for a fact about Ireland?” Knowing suggests being certain of things. But if I were to then ask you,”what do you believe about Ireland,” I would probably get a very different answer. You might know that Dublin is the capital and that […]

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The Shapes of Ireland

Ireland has several shapes that are exclusively their own. Take the shape of a heart to begin with; many people use hearts and associate them with certain things, but not necessarily an entire country. In fact, when I mention the shapes of Ireland, what images pop into your mind? A very prime and focal example […]

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Lovely Máthair

Mother’s Day is coming up soon. Your mathair is deserving of something significant and beautiful on her day. It is nice to get her a card, flowers or even breakfast. This year think about giving your mother something even more substantial than a meal and a note. Get her a piece of jewelry that she […]

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The Docklands

Now is the time in Ireland when the warm weather invites the best of what the republic has to offer. Festivities are scheduled for the outdoors aplenty in the spring and summer months because this is the ideal climate to celebrate Irish culture. This gives every Irishman the chance to show the world what they […]

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Little, Celtic Ballerina

Far from the impression of this title, the woman that this article is about did not become a Celtic ballerina while in Ireland.  Instead, she became a graceful and poised ballerina nearly 6,000 miles away from home. What she did was gained an education and an edge that was hard to come by and in […]

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Outfitted For May Bank

In the first week of May, Ireland natives get the joy of having a three-day weekend called May Bank Holiday weekend. This is like the Memorial Holiday in the U.S. where for the first time since wintertime do folks get the chance to relax and enjoy the ever-increasing warmth outside. Although, we aren’t quite there […]

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Here is the Right Ring

Finding the right ring to bring into an engagement can be a grueling task. There seem to be so many choices, worries about if she will like it and most of all, the overall quality of the product is a key concern when shopping around. If you are going to make a big purchase on […]

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Good, Clean & Fun Ireland!

At this time, Ireland has a huge leg up in the food industry. This has never really been the case in previous years. More recently, attention has focused on the avenues Ireland has as easy access to premium foods and why the republic should be maximizing them. The first obvious point is that Ireland is […]

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The Church Behind the Man

St. Patrick’s Day has come and gone. Now that the revelry is over, where do we look to get a glimpse of his legend? Without much hesitation, it can become quite clear where our memories of St. Patrick lie. In fact, in the heart of Dublin remains a shining reminder.  This, of course, is St. Patrick’s […]

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The Ancient & Holy Towers of Ireland

Ireland has dozens of towers that date back to possibly as early as 4 A.D. These architectural gems have left many puzzled as to why they were built and who exactly used them. It seems that many originally believed that they were refuges for monks who might need to flee in a moment of panic […]

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