Shanore News

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

Maeve, an Irish Warrior Princess

Ancient Irish royalty was nothing like the Disney version. The kings and queens of Irish history and myth were fierce and fearless warriors. They did not spend their time attending lavish balls. They led their troops into battle to gain more wealth and power, and to avenge various wrongs. Maeve became famous as a queen, […]

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Trinity’s Library Loans Book of Durrow

A library loaning out a book is normally not a big deal, but when the volume in question is the ancient Book of Durrow, that’s another story. Trinity College Dublin recently lent the precious tome to the British Library  in London for a special exhibit that runs until February 2019. It will join other significant […]

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Roots & Romance: Meghan Markle in Ireland

Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, and her husband Prince Harry are getting the royal treatment for their visit to Dublin this week. Markle, who arrived wearing a simple but stunning dark green dress from Givenchy, is living every Irish American’s dream. She is being presented with details of her Irish roots and visiting some of […]

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Ancient Irish Wedding & Marriage Traditions

A wedding is a time when we tend to embrace tradition, but what we think of as Irish wedding traditions aren’t the oldest approach to marriage on this island. The Claddagh ring has a very romantic backstory and beautiful symbolism, which make it a lovely choice for an Irish wedding ring. Horseshoes, wedding bells and […]

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Cruising Through Ireland

Irish public transportation can be frustrating and disappointing for visitors because it is so limited. Driving can be equally intimidating for those accustomed to driving on the right-hand side of the road, although mercifully sat-navs have made it easier to actually find your way from one village to another despite the absence of clear signage. […]

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