Shanore News

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

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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Celtic Mythology: CUCHULAINN

Cuchulainn, got his name “hound of Cullan,” after slaying Cullan’s guard dog in self defense. His first claim to fame was placing a geise on himself, to take the dog’s place until a replacement was found. He then became famous throughout Ulster as being wildly handsome. So handsome, in fact, the men thought he should […]

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Celtic Mythology: BRIAN BORU

Celtic mythology is stock full of strange creatures and wailing ghosts. But not all Celtic heros were Leprechauns. In fact, many of them were regular humans who surpassed normal spiritual and physical limits. Of the notable names is Brian Boru who was known as a fierce warrior, protector and king. He and his brother, Mahon, […]

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The Beauty of Wexford Beaches

If you’re looking to get in the water this summer, B&B Ireland suggests the beaches of County Wexford. Whether you’re looking to lazily float in calm waters or catch gnarly waves, Wexford has what you need. The more intense waters lie near Courtown Beach, where you can enjoy “the best chips in Ireland” at a […]

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