Shanore News

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

Make It A Special Concoction

In about a week, the most festive Irish holiday of the year will be underway. It is a time for celebration, revelry and good conversations. In order to prepare for this special holiday,¬†it is important to have the right supplies on hand. If you are hosting a party or going to one, it would be […]

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March to the Beat

There are so many reasons to be joyful during the month of March if you are Irish. This is the month when St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated and there is no better place to be located for this tradition than in Ireland. Both Northern Ireland and the republic will hold various festivities during the month […]

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Prepare With a Shamrock

St. Patrick’s Day has a universal symbol; the shamrock. What is it exactly? Well, most people can recognize or recreate one if needed. But how many people really know what the shamrock is and why it is such an important symbol? My guess is, not many of us.¬†Therefore, before St. Patrick’s Day pops up, I […]

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New You in 2015

New Year’s Day passed us several months ago, but coming up this week is a different kind of New Year. This one is not an Irish celebration, however, it is an interesting custom. I am speaking about the Chinese New Year and even if you are Irish, it is still fascinating to look at the […]

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An Engaging Valentine

For those who want to make their Valentine’s day one to remember by proposing to their beloved, then please read the following. It also helps if you: a.) want your relationship to be about your Irish background, b.) want it to be romantic and c.) want to pick something extra special and one of a […]

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Resolve to Evolve

With the New Year comes new resolutions. People commonly see the beginning of a 365 day span as a chance to start from scratch. Routine resolutions involve losing weight, getting into shape or quitting a bad habit. However grand the idea may start out, many resolutions don’t last very long. It is not so easy […]

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Happy New Year & Irish

Some people have the luxury of traveling during off season times. The off-season in Ireland is from late September until early springtime. Springtime in Ireland is when the skies become bluer and the trees look a little bit greener. But, for those looking to venture into Irish terrain during the off times, you will still […]

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Wrapping Up the 12

The twelve days of Christmas, Irish-style, are coming to a close. And when I say these days are wrapping up, I mean it is also something people are doing in high quantities at this time of year, two days before Christmas. It’s the time where last-minute shoppers are picking up their last gifts and tying […]

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12 Days of Christmas in Ireland

The Twelve Days of Christmas is a popular Christmas song, but how many people were aware that they signified actual days and specific occurrences? No, I am not talking about the eight maids of milking or the seven swans a swimming etc., but instead about the actual days that correlate to the twelve days of […]

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