Shanore News

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

What’s the best time of year to get Married?

Many things influence when you chose to have your wedding, but did you know there is an old Irish verse predicting how the month of your wedding will affect your married life? June isn’t the only month to get married, and there are advantages and disadvantages to every month. If you don’t have a particular […]

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Irish Women Have Always Been Warriors

Do not mess with Irish women. Don’t be fooled if we are quiet and elegant.  Push us too far, and you’ll see a different side of us.  From Grainne O’Malley to Katie Taylor, we are fiercely strong. This year’s centenary celebrations and commemorations of the 1916 Easter Rising have done far more to include mention […]

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Remembrance for the Little Sisters

Remember the phrase “you only appreciate what you had, when it is gone?” For the little sisters out there, be grateful for them while you still can. Having a little sister, a young niece or an itty-bitty cousin is a blessing. Little children are darlings as everything they wear looks great on them, even with […]

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Battles Like These Usually Start on the Playground

Gender equality, trans and bathroom predators. What does it all mean? Did you ever think there would be a day when we would need to even ask those questions? I didn’t ever consider it and I reckon that most people out there haven’t. However, if there’s one thing that the world can always guarantee, it’s […]

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Asking a Man for His Hand

History has seen many different opinions or lines of action over this issue, if you can call it that. What is your opinion on the subject? Ah, marriage, matrimony and getting engaged; they are considered life events on Facebook and rites of passage, at the very least, in some cultures. It is still commonplace for […]

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Skellig, Vader and Conservation Make for an Interesting Mix

What do all of these things have in common? I bet no one ever considered that this group would be bonded together by many strong forces. The Skellig Islands are a group of territories juxtaposed in the Atlantic off the coast of County Kerry. Ireland itself is a big island and it goes to show […]

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