Shanore News

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

March’s Birthstone Is an Ocean of Beauty

In March, all eyes turn to Ireland as we celebrate our patron saint Patrick.  Around the world, the Irish, the descendants of Irish immigrants and the Irish for a day are all decked out in green enjoying the music and beverages of Ireland.  But St. Patrick isn’t the only one with a special day in […]

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40 Shades of Romance

In February, we’re surrounded by every shade of pink and red for St. Valentine’s Day.  Pink and red hearts festoon cards and boxes of chocolates.  Florists sell out of red roses.  But what if your beloved just isn’t that into pink and red?  What if she has Irish roots and a strong preference for green?  […]

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February Birthdays Are All About Amethyst

February is a short month, but the days stretch out with a little more sun every day.  The first brave crocus flowers are pushing up to the surface, sometimes showing through the snow.  Their cheerful purple and yellow blossoms promise that spring is on the way.  February is a time for hope, and with St. […]

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3 Top Bridesmaid Trends for 2017

Trends come and go.  Most weddings are a mix of tradition and trend.  So what trends does this year hold for bridesmaids?  Here are three that are very likely to influence a lot of weddings this year and next.  If you’re planning a wedding, you might find some inspiration here.  But the main thing is […]

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3 Irresistible New Year’s Proposal Ideas

Are you thinking about popping the question while everyone is popping corks to welcome 2017?  New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day are popular times to propose.  It makes sense.  Starting a new year gets people thinking about starting a new life.  We make resolutions, so why not take the idea further? Only you know […]

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Irish Christmas Traditions

Streets throughout Ireland are twinkling with Christmas lights.  From Dublin’s bustling Grafton and Henry Streets to the main streets of tiny villages across the island, the Christmas spirit is bright.  Lights shine in arches across the roads.  Trees are festooned with garlands.  Shop windows show off dazzling displays.  Electric candles and signs pleading ‘Santa stop here’ […]

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Celtic Jewelry for the Man in Your Life

When you are casting about for a beautiful, meaningful Christmas present for the man in your life, it’s easy to overlook jewelry.  We see so much beautiful, delicate jewelry for women that it’s easy to forget there is also plenty of very masculine jewelry for men.  Men have always worn jewelry.  It isn’t a new […]

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Get Tempted by Tourmaline this October

Celebrate October birthdays with bright, brilliant colors to rival the autumn leaves.  October’s birthstone is tourmaline, a charming pink, and the flower is marigold, a joyful orange.  It’s the last month of the Celtic year, leading up to Samhain, aka Halloween.    October is a month of glorious color.  It isn’t winter yet.  It’s more […]

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