Shanore News

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

Gifting a Tree for “Under the Tree”

Interested in an original idea for the holidays that requires the help of a tree? Check this out! Creativity is abound during the holidays that even the most unspirited seeming individuals will go to town by decorating their homes, trees and businesses. I think it is fair to say that there is something about the holidays […]

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Looking for Love Through the Celts

Looking for a clear description of love? This is something that is not so openly demonstrated. There is no one symbol that captures the idea of love to the Celts. Many people see a shape like a heart and know that it represents love and care. But, that symbol was not really a big part […]

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How to Give your Kids Ireland in a Nutshell

What is the best way to show your love for Ireland to your youngsters? Read on for more. Young children are open and vulnerable. When they are born into a family, they know and learn about the things that matter the most from those around them. If your family has a strong Irish heritage, believe it or […]

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Was Life Tricky for Druids?

The Druids were a well-established group in Ireland. Were their ways so  easy to navigate though? The Druids were a group of educated people who lived in Ireland and Great Britain dating back for thousands of years. As part of their namesake, they had various roles within society. In ancient times, the name of a druid […]

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Why Halloween Is Much Scarier in Ireland

Halloween has Irish roots.  It developed out of the pre-Christian Celtic New Year called Samhain, when it was believed that supernatural creatures and departed souls could come creeping from the spirit world to torment the living.  But that isn’t why Halloween is so much more disturbing here than in North America.  In many ways, Halloween […]

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Why Do Celtic Symbols Thrive?

Whatever started these artifacts was substantial enough. Why is it that they still exist today? Celtic symbols are very powerful indeed. They originated hundreds of years ago and unlike many fads that society has seen come and go, they still remain strong. Why is that? I think the place to start is by asking where these symbols […]

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Ireland’s Creepy Places are that of Legend

Ever wanted to go on a haunted pilgrimage to Ireland? This could be your chance! Have you ever set out to go somewhere that was particularly eerie? If you did, you probably felt excited and invigorated. Haunted pilgrimages aren’t something people typically go on unless their trade might require it. However, if you did decide […]

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Dracula’s Dublin Connection

Count Dracula might be Transylvanian, but did you know he’s got Irish roots? The world sees Ireland as a cheerful place full of friendly people who love to laugh.  But at this time of year, another side of Ireland comes to the fore.  This is the birthplace of Halloween, which can trace its roots back […]

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To Have or To Have Knot

Tying the knot isn’t just an expression. How can you include tying a knot into your wedding ceremony? We’ve all heard the expression “tying the knot.” We usually say it when congratulating someone who is getting married.This adage originated centuries ago where folklore claims that it came from none other than mattress springs. Before metal was used to hold […]

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The Exploitation in Ireland’s Asylums

Why do you believe that spirits are so commonly found in abandoned asylums? Perhaps it is because society hasn’t truly appreciated their message yet. And secondly, what message would that be? With Halloween on the horizon, I decided to take a look at some of the spookiest places to visit in Ireland. However, my research turned grim rather […]

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