Shanore News

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

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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Great Wisdom from Dagda’s Harp

The legend of Dagda’s Harp is a typical good versus evil tale with an Irish twist. Have you ever read it? You might be disappointed to learn that the “Legend of Dagda’s Harp” isn’t just an instructional manual on how to play the harp. In fact, they are wonderful devices most often used at weddings or ceremonies […]

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January Babies, Make Sure You Carry a Garnet

Were you born in January? If so, your birthstone provides alot of positive attributes. January births come early. There is no need to wait through the fluctuating seasons in great anticipation for your special day. Instead, those people who are born in January take a direct step up to the plate. After the holidays commence […]

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Irish New Year’s Resolutions – An Oxymoron?

The Irish are definitely not a nation of hardcore health fanatics, but we aren’t completely helpless in the face of a pint or bag of greasy chips (aka fries) and we do make new year’s resolutions about our health. First time visitors to Ireland are often alarmed by what constitutes a ‘full Irish’ breakfast.  Some […]

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Pearl of a Girl; For the Sake of Daughters

Some dainty expressions live long. How can pearls help our daughters? I cannot say that I can ever really recall anyone ever using this expression around me. However, I like the rhetoric that compares a woman to a pearl, rather than something else that isn’t as classy or timeless. After all, aren’t pearls something we […]

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Trip to Ireland: Collect An Irish Treasure

Finding your way to Ireland this year? Make it a little bit of fun when you set out to collect a treasure! Ireland is not like many other places in this world. In fact, it is considered to be one of the luckiest places by both legend and folklore. Planning a trip here is where […]

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