Shanore News

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

A Viking Midsummer’s Night

Different from Shakespeare’s Midsummer night, archaeologist Alva Gowan’s was not a dream. After a long and exhausting winter, Gowan decided to spend her midsummer’s night in happy spirits. Staying in a Viking replica structure in the Irish National Heritage Park in Ferrycarrig Co. Gowan and her friends performed many of the Viking midsummer traditions, from […]

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Summer Pudding: Irish Style

Looking for an Irish inspired summer dessert? Look no further than the Irish American Mom’s summer pudding recipe. The shockingly easy dish requires only 5 seasonal fruits, water, sugar and day-old bread. Cook the berries down with the sugar water to bring out their natural, luxurious taste. Slice up the bread in strategic shapes, dip […]

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Odes From Ireland

William Butler Yeats wrote: “Where dips the rocky highland Of Sleuth Wood in the lake, There lies a leafy island Where flapping herons wake The drowsy water rats; There we’ve hid our faery vats, Full of berries And of reddest stolen cherries. Come away, O human child! To the waters and the wild With a […]

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RIP Dermot Healy, Writer among Writers

Ireland’s great abundance of gifted writers has made literature our best known export, and readers around the world can list the biggest names.   But we also have those treasured authors who are beloved and respected here, while somehow largely escaping the notice of readers elsewhere.  Dermot Healy was one such treasure, and his recent death […]

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