Shanore News

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

Add Some Aqua Blue for Two

Here’s the thing, we don’t normally think of aqua and Ireland together, now do we? Maybe we should. Aquamarine is a beautiful gemstone. Not only is it one of the birthstones for the month of March, it has many spiritual qualities that makes it a great stone to have all year long. It is a […]

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Why St. Paddy’s Is a Day for Green

The answers to this question and other popular beliefs that surround St. Paddy follow. Have you ever wondered about this? There are many common and nearly instinctive thoughts that come with St. Paddy’s Day. We all have our favorite occasion just like any holiday. As a child growing up, I knew that St. Patrick’s Day […]

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Thinking about Taking the Leap This Year Ladies?

Of course now women can propose marriage, but long ago it was only acceptable on one day – February 29th. Popping the question takes a bit of courage no matter who does it, but ladies can take heart from this Irish Leap Year tradition. Pity your foremothers when society dictated that they could not make […]

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Ushering Out Love and Reigning in the Luck

Staying on top of the holidays is something we like to do.  What does each holiday mean to you?  When it comes to the holidays, they all have different meanings, symbols and attitudes that surround them. Valentines Day comes early in the year and we tend to see a lot of pink, love and hearts during […]

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Love Chronicles of Ireland

When it comes to finding writings about love, Ireland has no shortage of inspired writings. The question is, who encapsulates what you want to say the most? If you are looking for romance, Irish writers have solidified themselves as some of the best to top when it comes to expressing themselves in matters of the […]

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The Politics of Flowers

Valentine’s and Easter mean it is time for flowers! Flowers are a language of their own, and that language has an Irish dialect that isn’t quite like the language of flowers in North America. Knowing your flowers can keep you out of trouble… especially if you’re planning to give them to someone Irish. We Irish […]

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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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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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How to Say ‘I Love You’ in Irish… Without Words

The Irish language isn’t easy to master, but you can tell your beloved how you feel in Irish without saying a word.  We have a rich language of symbols that represent love and romance. The Claddagh ring is the most widely recognized and popular Irish symbols of love.  The iconic design of a heart held […]

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