Shanore News

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

Battered but Not Broken, Dublin Survives Brutal Invasion

Americans have Black Friday.  The Irish have something far more frightening. Culchie Shopping Day. They rose before the first light yesterday, hustling to get ready for the planned assault on the nation’s capital.  Taking sandwiches and biscuits along with bags for the loot they expected to bring home, they left their homes early to travel […]

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Irish-Inspired Stocking Stuffers & Charms!

There are two types of Christmas presents out there. There are the classic, old-fashioned ones that we place under the tree and that we spend much of our time wrapping into pretty, little or big packages. Then, there are the stocking stutffers. Now, what are those exactly?   Stockings have been a part of Christmas […]

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At Home, Delicious, Irish Pudding for Christmas

Have you made pudding for your holiday dessert? If not, see below for some great tips! The holiday time is a great time for experimenting with new or different customs. For the most part, many people like to stick with the traditional things that they have always experienced during the season. But, if you are Irish, perhaps there are […]

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When the Best of Times Is the Worst of Times

For some, there is deep darkness behind the twinkling lights.  What can you do to help anyone in your life who is struggling with depression? One of Ireland’s most famous singers recently posted a suicide note on Facebook, and was thankfully found in time to be helped.  That individual deserves privacy at this time, but […]

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Give the Gift of Gold and Everlasting Friendship

Want to give a gift of gold for the holidays?  Make it even more special with a claddagh ring. Holidays give us the chance to think about those we love and are closest to. Many times upon deep reflection, we realize that no ordinary gift will do what we want. Sometimes what we need is something extra […]

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A Few Ways to Make your Christmas Just Like Ireland

What is Christmas like in Ireland? To those folks who want to make their holidays a bit more green, follow this advice.                      If you are Irish in descent, but you live worlds away, you can still find meaningful ways to incorporate Irish culture into your holidays. […]

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12 Unique Irish Christmas Gift Ideas for 2015

Do you need some great ideas for Christmas gifts? We have collected here many original, unique and completely Irish concepts. Take a look! Please feel free to republish our infographic (at the bottom of this post) on your blog or website. Getting ready for the Christmas holiday season can be hectic especially when you have lots […]

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Why an Irish Panto Beats the Ballet at Christmas

Many American families have a tradition of taking their children to see the ballet at Christmas.  The Nutcracker is hugely popular.  And surely the little ones enjoy the magic of it all, the beauty of the dancing and music, the fun of sitting still in their seats for an evening watching others dance, the joy […]

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Celtic Rings Fit Perfectly on Christmas

Looking for an ideal and very meaningful gift that is Irish? A Celtic ring will deliver! Searching for the right Christmas gift can be a hassle. There are so many things to choose from and it can be difficult to know that a gift is the right one before purchasing. Celtic rings offer many different […]

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A Christmas Show For Everyone

What could be better than a show with the best toys for Christmas? Even though the show is Irish-based, it can be enjoyed from anywhere around the world. Every year in Ireland around this time, RTE One showcases a one of a kind toy show that gains the attention of many. “The Late Late Show” has […]

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