Shanore News

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

An Enduring Vision for Dublin

Dublin has a distinctive charm and sense of history.  Three of its most significant buildings and one major bridge were designed by the same architect – James Gandon.  Although he was born and raised in London and was an established architect before moving to Dublin, Ireland’s capital can call him one of our own because […]

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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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Your Great-Granny’s Traditional Irish Wedding

These days, June is as popular for weddings in Ireland as it is anywhere else.  Couples want a reasonable chance of not being drenched in rain or shivering with cold on their wedding day, and for many it is convenient to get married when school isn’t in session.  But it was not always this way […]

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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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A Cutting Edge Irish Designer History Almost Forgot

The 1920s were a time of revolution in the arts as well as in politics.  While Ireland was battling for freedom from Great Britain, on the continent artists were battling for freedom from old forms and aesthetic values.  One of the leaders of the Modernist movement in art is too often overlooked, perhaps because she […]

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Seven Secret Wonders Hidden Away in the Irish Midlands

Fore lies some distance from the town of Mullingar, close to the larger village of Castlepollard in County Westmeath.  It’s a part of the country that tourists tend to speed through, but it’s ideal for those who want a quieter, more serene glimpse of real life in rural Ireland.  The ruined Benedictine monastery once housed […]

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