Shanore News

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

Odes From Ireland

William Butler Yeats wrote: “Where dips the rocky highland Of Sleuth Wood in the lake, There lies a leafy island Where flapping herons wake The drowsy water rats; There we’ve hid our faery vats, Full of berries And of reddest stolen cherries. Come away, O human child! To the waters and the wild With a […]

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RIP Dermot Healy, Writer among Writers

Ireland’s great abundance of gifted writers has made literature our best known export, and readers around the world can list the biggest names.   But we also have those treasured authors who are beloved and respected here, while somehow largely escaping the notice of readers elsewhere.  Dermot Healy was one such treasure, and his recent death […]

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Tea Lovers Unite

It may have been just me, but stereo-typically speaking the Brits were always cast as the country that had dibs on starting tea time. However, any walk down most supermarket isles and a library would change your mind. There is a very famous tea known as Irish Breakfast tea. Many restaurants serve it as a […]

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Law and Order Ancient Irish Style

Paradoxically, the stereotypical Irish-American occupation has long been police officer, but in Ireland, the concept of police came from outside.  Once upon a time, Ireland ran quite smoothly and relatively peacefully without a single police officer.  Between the time of the Druids and imposition of British Common Law, Ireland followed its own unique system of […]

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