Shanore News

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

Why Doesn’t Ireland Have a Government?

Ireland held elections on February 26th, yet no new government has been formed. What does that mean and what will happen next?  Is Ireland tumbling into complete political chaos? Many Americans are confused when they hear that Ireland does not have a government. Of course, we have do have political institutions and civil bureaucracy is […]

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Asking a Man for His Hand

History has seen many different opinions or lines of action over this issue, if you can call it that. What is your opinion on the subject? Ah, marriage, matrimony and getting engaged; they are considered life events on Facebook and rites of passage, at the very least, in some cultures. It is still commonplace for […]

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Skellig, Vader and Conservation Make for an Interesting Mix

What do all of these things have in common? I bet no one ever considered that this group would be bonded together by many strong forces. The Skellig Islands are a group of territories juxtaposed in the Atlantic off the coast of County Kerry. Ireland itself is a big island and it goes to show […]

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Giving an Estate a Particular Ring

Estates have their special idiosyncratic that align with those in ownership. What are some of the characteristics that you think should stand out? Near the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland is County Monaghan. Many visitors who enter the country come via Dublin and County Monaghan is only about an hour and a half drive from […]

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What My Google Search Taught Me

Ever find something when you weren’t even looking? It seems that donkeys needed to have their say. I never thought I’d be one to ever suggest this. I mean, in terms of adoption, the first things that come to mind are the unwanted children out there in need of help. I also think about abandoned dogs and other “domestic” animals. From […]

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These Charming Beads Please!

Wearing a bracelet might befit you for good luck or some, other something. What charm would you pick to wear and for what reason? When it comes to Ireland, things like magic and wizardry aren’t at all that far fetched. After all, Ireland is the land where leprechauns, fairies and pots of gold at the […]

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