Shanore News

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

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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What is Your Lot?

Two Men. Two different lots in life. One circumstance proved ideal. The other had just as lofty ideas, but his plans continuously failed. Neither was the better man nor the worse. In fact, one might say that one had to work harder than the other. Who do you think it would be based on their […]

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Can You See the Trees for the Forest?

Images of Ireland tend to show rolling green hillsides dotted with sheep, narrow country roads, colorful pubs and villages and beautiful ruins of castles, towers and monasteries.  You don’t see many photos of Irish forests, largely because they mostly destroyed long before the camera was invented.  Farming began in Ireland about 6,000 years ago when […]

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