Shanore News

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

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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Good, Clean & Fun Ireland!

At this time, Ireland has a huge leg up in the food industry. This has never really been the case in previous years. More recently, attention has focused on the avenues Ireland has as easy access to premium foods and why the republic should be maximizing them. The first obvious point is that Ireland is […]

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The Church Behind the Man

St. Patrick’s Day has come and gone. Now that the revelry is over, where do we look to get a glimpse of his legend? Without much hesitation, it can become quite clear where our memories of St. Patrick lie. In fact, in the heart of Dublin remains a shining reminder.  This, of course, is St. Patrick’s […]

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The Ancient & Holy Towers of Ireland

Ireland has dozens of towers that date back to possibly as early as 4 A.D. These architectural gems have left many puzzled as to why they were built and who exactly used them. It seems that many originally believed that they were refuges for monks who might need to flee in a moment of panic […]

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