Shanore News

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

Why St. Paddy’s Is a Day for Green

The answers to this question and other popular beliefs that surround St. Paddy follow. Have you ever wondered about this? There are many common and nearly instinctive thoughts that come with St. Paddy’s Day. We all have our favorite occasion just like any holiday. As a child growing up, I knew that St. Patrick’s Day […]

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Thinking about Taking the Leap This Year Ladies?

Of course now women can propose marriage, but long ago it was only acceptable on one day – February 29th. Popping the question takes a bit of courage no matter who does it, but ladies can take heart from this Irish Leap Year tradition. Pity your foremothers when society dictated that they could not make […]

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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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Love Chronicles of Ireland

When it comes to finding writings about love, Ireland has no shortage of inspired writings. The question is, who encapsulates what you want to say the most? If you are looking for romance, Irish writers have solidified themselves as some of the best to top when it comes to expressing themselves in matters of the […]

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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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Ireland’s Informational Guide for Romantics

Getting lost in Ireland? If you ever find yourself there on the day for lovers, take a book. If you are lucky enough to find yourself in Ireland for Valentine’s Day, then consider yourself in the most idyllic place of all for romance and love. There may be no better place in the world for […]

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Love and Loss in the 1916 Easter Uprising

Most stories about a marriage that lasted less than a day involve Nevada, alcohol and embarrassment. The tragic love story of Proclamation signer Joseph Plunkett and Grace Grifford is entirely different. Their time on earth as a married couple was measured in hours, but their love eternal. St. Valentine’s Day is a chance to express […]

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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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