Shanore News

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

Mothers Align No Matter What

Can you imagine being adopted by your actual mother who had chosen to hide the pregnancy? One man has lived this and gone on to share his extraordinary tale. Tim Brannigan is many unique things. For starters, he’s black and an Irish Republican. What that last part means is that he is part of the […]

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Signs That Deporting a 7-year Old Has Gone Too Far

Do you read the fine print when taking a chance on a seemingly great idea?  This family learned the hard way. The Brain family are of Scottish lineage, but grew up in Australia. They called it home. In Australia, it has been heavily publicized in recent years that Scots were encouraged to return to the […]

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Bringing Him Back His Son

Some stories tug at the heart. What has his life been like since being separated from his father? A boy was led away from his father, the only one he ever knew. Now, three years later through luck, chance and what seems like good old-fashioned karma, they can finally be together again. That is, they […]

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Invisible Pain, Irish Pride

Wearing s symbol of your love of Irish pride is usually rather obvious. What about things that aren’t easily seen by the naked eye? When you see someone walking down the street, it is usually easy to size them up rather quick-like. Depending on who you are, you may walk into a store and see […]

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What’s the best time of year to get Married?

Many things influence when you chose to have your wedding, but did you know there is an old Irish verse predicting how the month of your wedding will affect your married life? June isn’t the only month to get married, and there are advantages and disadvantages to every month. If you don’t have a particular […]

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Irish Women Have Always Been Warriors

Do not mess with Irish women. Don’t be fooled if we are quiet and elegant.  Push us too far, and you’ll see a different side of us.  From Grainne O’Malley to Katie Taylor, we are fiercely strong. This year’s centenary celebrations and commemorations of the 1916 Easter Rising have done far more to include mention […]

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Trump for President; Bad for America, Good for Ireland

This year the United States will pick a new president. But, who will it be and how will it effect the world? Recently, a poll indicated that close to 30% of Americans would consider uprooting from America if Donald Trump should be elected as the next president. In other words, walk out of your front […]

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Remembrance for the Little Sisters

Remember the phrase “you only appreciate what you had, when it is gone?” For the little sisters out there, be grateful for them while you still can. Having a little sister, a young niece or an itty-bitty cousin is a blessing. Little children are darlings as everything they wear looks great on them, even with […]

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