Shanore News

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

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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Take the Fear out of Shopping for Your Mother’s Christmas Present

At no time of year aside from Mother’s Day is the Irish mother more celebrated than at Christmas, and no time does she deserve it more.  Think about it.  She probably started preparing for Christmas shortly after the start of the school year, if not sooner.  If she’s very traditional, her Christmas puddings were ready […]

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Dear Old Dublin’s Christmas Connections

Is Dublin the most Christmassy city this side of the North Pole?  The argument that it is can be backed up by some solid historical evidence.  Certainly, few sights are more festive than those colorful Georgian doors when they are adorned with holiday wreaths of holly and ivy.  And the twinkling lights of the decorations […]

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