Shanore News

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

Rocking Through the Ages

Irish Archaeology took a turn for the funny last week, when they offered a slideshow of famous musicians paired with important archaeological sites. One features Louis Armstrong playing for his wife Lucille in front of the Sphinx. U2 is also shown, looking cool and collected (and young!) in front of the Rock of Cashel in […]

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The Drunk Irish? Think Again

There’s a widely accepted trope out there that the Irish drink more than everyone else. According to a World Health Organization study, this is not the case. In fact, Ireland didn’t even make the top 20. Coming in number one was Belarus, with the average person drinking 17.5 liters of alcohol each year- or nearly […]

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Pictures: Castles of Ireland

National Geographic took a trip to the Emerald Isle to capture its wide and mysterious castles. One of their favorite picks was Dungiven Castle in County Derry, now a boutique hotel popular among newly wedded couples. Castle O’Brien on Insheer, the smallest of the Aran islands, also made the list, with its ancient drystone walls and distinct […]

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3500-Year-Old Sword Discovered By Dive Club

Lucky diver Michael O’Ruiarc from Offaly recently discovered a 3500-year-old sword in the Shannon River. O’Ruiarc uncovered the historical record while diving with the Shannonside Sub Aqua Club on a routine search and recovery exercise. Dr. Andy Halpin, a representative from the Irish Antiquities at the national Museum, confirmed the sword’s age. Though the story […]

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