Shanore News

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

The Woman Who Stood up to a King and Stood up for the Poor

Across Ireland this week, children are making square crosses of rushes in honor of a saint who, despite starring in a wealth of legends and shattering the glass ceiling before churches had stained glass windows, consistently plays second fiddle to St. Patrick.  St. Brigid, the daughter of a Druid priest and a Christian slave, was […]

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A Complimentary Pair

Ireland has a history of producing incredible talent, but what one may have never have realized is what amazing fashion designers inhabit the Emerald Isle. Marion Murphy Cooney is one such designer who has been in the fashion industry for nearly nine years. She was born into it. Marion’s parents were both artists.  When looking at her style […]

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Live from Slane Castle

We have already established that Ireland is the epitome of music and history. Combine them both and you have an amazing mixture in Slane Castle which has been used as a musical venue since 1981. However, before this time, Slane Castle has been so much more. Located in the town of Slane Ireland, Slane Castle […]

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Have a Cup O’ Tea

Nothing is nicer or sweeter than the innocence of being a child when you can explore the stories of folklore and fables that are meant to fascinate and delight. Now as an adult we can still enjoy these stories at tea time with friends and family. Ireland has many famous fables and folklore legends. One […]

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A Traditional Irish Christmas

Unlike in America, a traditional Irish Christmas typically lasts for about two weeks whereas ours is much longer. There are many traditions carried on in Ireland that signify what is believed to be a customary Christmas. Some are the same in America, however, some are uniquely different. Midnight mass is extremely popular in Ireland and it is […]

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Into the Mystic

“Into the Mystic” is a favorite track of mine from the legendary and famous Irishman known none other than Van Morrison. I am also a huge fan of “Tupelo Honey” and “Someone Like You.” I’m sure everyone has their favorite Van Morrison songs with his most notable songs being “Brown Eyed Girl” and “Moondance.” Van was born George Ivan Morrison in […]

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For Christmas or New Year’s – and for Better or Worse

In the Christmas season, the focus shifts to families and children.  If you’ve found the person you want to join your family and maybe start a new family of your own with, you might be wondering about the best time to pop the question.  It sounds very romantic to put a sparkling engagement ring in […]

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