Shanore News

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

First Holy Communion: A Special, Spiritual Day

Around the world, a lot of little boys and girls are getting very excited and thoughtful about a big day they have on the horizon – their First Holy Communion.  It is huge milestone, developmentally and spiritually.  They are old enough to start really thinking deeply and asking meaningful questions about God and faith and […]

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The Irish Christmas Candle Tradition

Irish Christmas decorations are similar to those in the USA, but not exactly the same.  While some enjoy the lights around the window, most houses seem to prefer a few larger light-up decorations.  Signs pleading ‘Santa please stop here!’ and images of the jolly man himself are always popular, but one image stands out for […]

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Can Even Santa Claim Irish Roots?

Across Ireland, towns and villages are starting to get into gear for Christmas.  Streets are being festooned with garlands of lights, but of course it is too soon to turn them on.  Christmas puddings are mostly made by now and waiting for the big day.  Christmas craft market organizers are frantically doing their last minute […]

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Inspire Your Daughter with Costumes from Irish History

This Halloween there will be an army of princesses hitting the streets in search of sweets, with no small number of witches and ghosts and ballerinas joining them.  Fairies, butterflies and a fair representation of the animal kingdom will be out as well.  But if you have a little girl who wants to embrace a […]

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