Shanore News

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

What Does It Really Mean to Have Heart?

What kinds of things make you want to talk about having a heart? Does everyone do this? Having a heart or showing one’s heart are common expressions that we sometimes use and hear. Everyone has an actual physical, beating heart in their chest, but when we make references to having one, it really has very […]

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Ireland’s Informational Guide for Romantics

Getting lost in Ireland? If you ever find yourself there on the day for lovers, take a book. If you are lucky enough to find yourself in Ireland for Valentine’s Day, then consider yourself in the most idyllic place of all for romance and love. There may be no better place in the world for […]

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Love and Loss in the 1916 Easter Uprising

Most stories about a marriage that lasted less than a day involve Nevada, alcohol and embarrassment. The tragic love story of Proclamation signer Joseph Plunkett and Grace Grifford is entirely different. Their time on earth as a married couple was measured in hours, but their love eternal. St. Valentine’s Day is a chance to express […]

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For a stór, Write Your Love Story

Have you ever wanted to share the story of how you found the love of your life or are you still searching? Some people from the past, left us with a lasting impression of their love. Some of the most inspiring stories that we ever hear about are of couples who defied all odds. These […]

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For Your Valentine: Giving Them the Best

Do you know how to impart a little bit of love into your Valentine’s Day? Try something new. This Valentine’s Day try something different and maybe a little bit less cookie-cutter. For most romantic couples, the ritual for Valentine’s involves things like sending flowers to work and going out for a intimate dinner. I admit […]

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Great Wisdom from Dagda’s Harp

The legend of Dagda’s Harp is a typical good versus evil tale with an Irish twist. Have you ever read it? You might be disappointed to learn that the “Legend of Dagda’s Harp” isn’t just an instructional manual on how to play the harp. In fact, they are wonderful devices most often used at weddings or ceremonies […]

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Six of Ireland’s Most Romantic Places

Dramatic cliffs and ruined castles.  Forests infused with magic and myths.  Cozy cottages with roaring turf fires.  Ireland is an incredibly romantic place. What makes a location romantic?  It must be beautiful, but a bit wild.  A sense of history or timelessness is important, but it can’t be overrun with tourists.  The Eiffel Tower is […]

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January Babies, Make Sure You Carry a Garnet

Were you born in January? If so, your birthstone provides alot of positive attributes. January births come early. There is no need to wait through the fluctuating seasons in great anticipation for your special day. Instead, those people who are born in January take a direct step up to the plate. After the holidays commence […]

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Praying for a Miracle? Perhaps, Take it Up with Saints

When you really need help, who do you turn to? Have you even considered if you have a patron saint? Have you ever had those moments where you needed to call on something or someone? These times are usually reserved for the moments when we are most afraid or apprehensive. During these times, we usually […]

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Irish New Year’s Resolutions – An Oxymoron?

The Irish are definitely not a nation of hardcore health fanatics, but we aren’t completely helpless in the face of a pint or bag of greasy chips (aka fries) and we do make new year’s resolutions about our health. First time visitors to Ireland are often alarmed by what constitutes a ‘full Irish’ breakfast.  Some […]

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