Shanore News

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

Bealtine – Ireland’s Summer Fire Festival

While the nights can still be cool, household supplies of turf are running low and no one minds.  The fire is not needed daily now to warm the house.  Instead, it is time to gather wood and start building the frames for bonfires.  It is nearly Bealtine.  We are nearly halfway between the spring equinox […]

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The Docklands

Now is the time in Ireland when the warm weather invites the best of what the republic has to offer. Festivities are scheduled for the outdoors aplenty in the spring and summer months because this is the ideal climate to celebrate Irish culture. This gives every Irishman the chance to show the world what they […]

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Little, Celtic Ballerina

Far from the impression of this title, the woman that this article is about did not become a Celtic ballerina while in Ireland.  Instead, she became a graceful and poised ballerina nearly 6,000 miles away from home. What she did was gained an education and an edge that was hard to come by and in […]

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Was He Ireland’s Most Outrageous Playwright?

Ireland has a long history of producing writers who are ahead of their time.  Our greatest and most beloved writers were often furiously rejected when their works first appeared.  James Joyce is one high profile example of writers Irish society initially scorned but now celebrates.  Another is John Millington Synge, who was born on April […]

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Outfitted For May Bank

In the first week of May, Ireland natives get the joy of having a three-day weekend called May Bank Holiday weekend. This is like the Memorial Holiday in the U.S. where for the first time since wintertime do folks get the chance to relax and enjoy the ever-increasing warmth outside. Although, we aren’t quite there […]

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In Donegal It is Different

Taking a tour of a particular portion of Ireland is a commodity that many people can take advantage of. Many flights arrive direct in Dublin and from there visitors have a choice to explore on their own or chance going to a county that has planned mini-excursions meant to cover some of the best aspects […]

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