Shanore News

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

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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Resolve to Evolve; Whatever That Means For You

Have you ever heard the expression “resolve to evolve?” Well, what that can mean to you and to another is probably deeply personal. It’s the new year, so say hooray! Well, just because the actual event itself is over, doesn’t mean that we aren’t still in a bit of a new mode. The new year […]

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Don’t Touch that Tree – Christmas Isn’t Over Yet!

Christmas has 12 days. Why celebrate just the first one? You have no doubt heard the famous carol The Twelve Days of Christmas; perhaps you’ve even heard the hilarious Irish spoof on it.  But you know which days are the 12 days of Christmas or why there are 12 of them?  Traditionally, Christmas begins on […]

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How to Make Time for Christmas Reflection

Don’t know what to do after the presents are opened and the big day is over? Here are a few suggestions. The build up to Christmas is kind of a big deal. We used to start up right after Thanksgiving, but even recently, that hasn’t been considered enough time to get ready for Christmas, especially […]

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Ireland Seems to Love Him, but Who Was St. Stephen?

In Ireland, St. Stephen’s Day is a holiday and St. Stephen’s Green is a beloved, popular Dublin park.  So who was Stephen? The second day of Christmas is December 26th, and in Ireland, we celebrate St. Stephen’s Day on that day.  Now, the customs such as hunting the wren and the straw costumes are more […]

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An Irish Christmas for the Littlest

Who relies on this holiday most? For Christmas, make it best for the youngest. For Christmas, the most impressionable minds are the youngest ones. Realize that when you shop for Christmas, it usually means that many people will be on that Christmas, gift list. We shop for our husbands and wives, our moms and dads, […]

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