Shanore News

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

What Do You Really Know about the Shamrock?

You have no doubt seen it countless times on logos, decorations, tea sets, t-shirts and jewelry.  It’s one of the most enduring and popular symbols of Ireland, and it is everywhere on St. Patrick’s Day, but what do you really know about Ireland’s most famous plant?  The shamrock is synonymous with Ireland, yet it remains […]

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Care to Ceili?

The traditional Irish dances in formation known as the Ceili dance and other folk Irish dances were brought to popularity by Michael Flatley when he performed these dances and titled his productions “Riverdance,””Lord of the Dance, “Feet of Flames,” and “Celtic Tiger” in the late 1990’s and throughout the early 2000’s. Flatley was born in Chicago […]

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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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