Shanore News

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

Haunting Historic Graves in Dublin

Dublin’s Glasnevin Cemetery has long been on the itinerary of tourists who are real history buffs, but in recent years the famous graveyard has gone out of its way to be more accessible and appealing to visitors.  It is home to the remains of more than a million Dubliners, including many who shaped Ireland’s political […]

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Inspire Your Daughter with Costumes from Irish History

This Halloween there will be an army of princesses hitting the streets in search of sweets, with no small number of witches and ghosts and ballerinas joining them.  Fairies, butterflies and a fair representation of the animal kingdom will be out as well.  But if you have a little girl who wants to embrace a […]

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Autumn Equinox and Our Ancient Ancestors

Although Newgrange’s spectacular display at the winter solstice gets all the attention, it isn’t the only astrological event or the only amazing prehistoric cairn in the Boyne Valley.  Tuesday, 23rd September was the autumn equinox, the period when the day and night are equally long.  Perhaps it gets less attention because we generally dread the […]

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What Happened to Howth?

Howth Castle is the oldest property in Ireland that has had inhabitants. For seven centuries this castle has stood in Howth Ireland which is only eight miles north of Dublin. Like many once rural areas, Howth has quickly become more popular and industrialized as cities and the metropolis has spread wider into suburban areas. The […]

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Too Beautiful to Cross Out

Many of Ireland’s most beloved symbols have been used for centuries; some even go back further than recorded history.  While various symbols have waxed and waned in popularity over time as fashions come and go, one moment in Irish history stands out as a time when Celtic symbols were embraced and exalted by our leading […]

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Eire Love Greats

Few people make their marks in history as being “the greats.” It would not seem like a bad thing to strive for wanting your relationship or love to be one of the greatest in history. Wouldn’t we all want that? However, a few people or shall I say “couples” have gone down in Irish history […]

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