Shanore News

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

Celebrate Halloween’s Irish Roots

Halloween began as Samhain, the New Year’s Eve of the ancient Celts. They believed spirits from the other side of the grave could visit.  Celebrate your spooky roots this year with some traditional fun and frights. In ancient Ireland, our ancestors were finishing the harvest now.  They were storing food and preparing for winter.  They […]

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Are You Preparing for a Holiday Proposal?

Do your holiday preparation plans involve more than shopping for presents and planning what to do New Year’s Eve?  The Christmas season and New Year are popular times to propose.  Before you ask THAT question, you should ask some questions about engagement rings. Winter is a romantic time of year.  Baby, it is cold outside, […]

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A Celtic Ring Mount for a Treasured Stone

Something old and something new.  Have you considered that your engagement ring could be both your something old and your something new if it is a new ring mount featuring a treasured stone you already have? While some people are perfectly happy with a plain gold wedding band, have you ever heard a woman say […]

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Who Got Away with the Irish Crown Jewels?

More than a century later, we are no closer to knowing who stole the Irish crown jewels.  One man’s life and career were ruined by the theft, but was he an innocent scapegoat or a legendary jewel thief? The prep work preparing for a visit from higher ups at work is stressful for anyone.  Colleagues […]

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Discover the Irish Connection to Pearls

While North Americans are savoring nature’s display of stunning beauty as the leaves turn color, Irish minds are anticipating oyster season.  While slurping raw oysters isn’t everyone’s cuppa, no one can dispute that oysters produce something intensely gorgeous – pearls. In North America, leaves are turning brilliant shades of red and gold.  People flock to […]

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Get Tempted by Tourmaline this October

Celebrate October birthdays with bright, brilliant colors to rival the autumn leaves.  October’s birthstone is tourmaline, a charming pink, and the flower is marigold, a joyful orange.  It’s the last month of the Celtic year, leading up to Samhain, aka Halloween.    October is a month of glorious color.  It isn’t winter yet.  It’s more […]

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When Is the Perfect Day to Propose?

The Christmas holiday season is a popular time to propose.  If you’re one of the many people considering popping the question under the mistletoe, now is the time to start preparing. Before you start pondering how exactly to pop the question, you want to make sure the answer is going to be yes – and […]

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Following Tradition for Wedding Anniversary Gifts

Your spouse is a gem, and you treasure each other.  Your wedding anniversary is a genuine celebration… even if the exact date sometimes escapes you.  The big anniversaries call for big, beautiful presents, and happily we have a long tradition of gifts for each anniversary.    You don’t have to follow tradition in any aspect […]

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Celebrate September with Stunning Sapphire

Brilliant blue sapphire is one of the most delicious gems.  It’s the birthstone for September, and the centerpiece of one of the most famous engagement rings in recent history – that given to Diana by Prince Charles.    What makes September birthdays so special?  It’s a beautiful time of the year in many parts of […]

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