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10 Things That Every Student Will Experience On A J1

By Ryan Grace July 26, 2017 (No)
Every year, over 8,000 Irish students take the trip of a lifetime that is a J1 to the US. It’s an opportunity to travel across the world, meet new people, experience American culture, and above all; make your summer an unforgettable experience. By now you’ll have seen countless articles online listing all the things you need to know before you board your flight; unlocking your phone, opening a US bank account, applying for your tax return etc etc. However there are plenty of other (and frankly more important) things to consider before you hit the road. Here are 10 things that every student will experience on a J1! The Emotional […]

How To Prepare For The NCT Correctly

By Tahlia Peppard July 23, 2017 (No)
The NCT is known as a compulsory vehicle inspection programme in Ireland. The primary aim of this programme, is to improve road safety and enhance environmental protection by reducing harmful vehicles emissions in Ireland. Introduced in 2000, the NCT is a preventative road safety measure that ensures vehicles using Irish roads are subject to a basic safety check at regular intervals. That sounds a bit complicated, but essentially, it’s a test that your car has to go through in order to deem if its ‘driveable’ on the roads of Ireland. If your car is 4 years and older it must undergo an NCT every 2 years, if the car is […]

5 of Ireland’s Tastiest Summer Food Festivals

By Felipe Wasserstein July 22, 2017 (No)
Summer might just be the best season for festivals in Ireland with lots on offer from film, to music, to games and right back to the good old reliable grub! The (usually) clear and sunny weather is ideal for travelling around the country and finding delicious food at great locations.  Most of the festivals combine traditional Irish food with the cuisine of some of the very best international dishes, even more reason to check them out. To help celebrate one of the most important aspects of Irish culture, we at The Sharpe have picked out five food events that are definitely worth seeing this summer. Enniscorthy Rockin’ Food Festival Ideal […]

What You Should Be Watching On Netflix Right Now

By Felipe Wasserstein July 21, 2017 (One)
Netflix has done another great job at adding some top titles to their ever-growing library this summer. Check out our recommendations of the best movies and TV series to watch right now. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Star Wars fans will have to wait until December of this year for Episode VIII, but this stand-alone chapter of the saga (part of the Star Wars anthology series) is a great addition to the series. Set before A New Hope, the movie follows a group of rebels which are trying to steal plans for the Death Star, the Empire’s main superweapon of the original trilogy. Not featuring the traditional opening crawl […]

The Best Irish Film Festivals To Get To This Year

By Ryan Grace July 19, 2017 (No)
Every year, Ireland is home to dozens of film festivals, boasting the latest releases in Irish cinema as well as exciting new projects from filmmakers around the globe. From documentaries and independent shorts to animations and fictional features, there is something for everyone to enjoy! A Great Year of Irish Film 2016 saw another great year for the Irish Film Board, with A Date for Mad Mary, Handsome Devil, and of course the unforgettable faces of Conor and Jock from The Young Offenders to name but a few. This year continues to produce another stellar line-up of Irish talent on the big screen. Galway Film Fleadh 2017 Given it’s prominence […]

6 Essentials For A Summer Of Inter Railing

By Vincent Hung July 15, 2017 (No)
Exams are well and truly over for most students. The heat of the sun blazing through the cloudless sky (not so much in Ireland) has made students anxious to go out and find their own summer adventure through some good old fashioned inter railing. Before you rush out the door to find an adventure its important to know what you need for a successful summer of inter railing and not to learn things the difficult way like many of us have before, myself included! Buying Tickets To save money when inter railing, it is important to check what type of travel ticket suits your needs. Such as, the single country […]

Dieting – Just a Fad or a Long Term Fix

By Tahlia Peppard July 11, 2017 (No)
Well, according to the ever-growing internet, dieting is the practice of eating food in a regulated and supervised fashion to decrease, maintain, or increase body weight. In other words, it is conscious control or restriction of the diet. There are so many types of diets and some work and some don’t. Boy, does that sound depressing or what? Why can’t everyone just let go of the “perfect image” or what they think is beautiful or sexy? Everyone has some sort of attractive quality and what you look like shouldn’t define you. However, I’m here today to discuss the actual topic of dieting, whether it’s just a fad or a long-term fix. Is […]

The Best Hiking Locations In Ireland

By Tahlia Peppard July 3, 2017 (No)
Now, to be honest, I am definitely not the one to be advising you about hiking, because, trust me when I say I would struggle. But I’m up for the challenge and I hope I can give you some of the best hiking spots in Ireland; ones that even I wouldn’t mind doing on a lovely Sunday afternoon. Causeway Coast Way – County Antrim Distance: 53km This genuinely sounds like one that I would try tackle. Ireland is known for the beautiful scenery it provides and this Causeway Coast hike is sure to show you some of the best of those features, including the Giant’s Causeway and Dunluce Castle. There […]

5 Gigs You Need to See in Dublin This July

By Alannah Kenny June 28, 2017 (No)
We knew it wouldn’t last forever and our mini-heatwave seems all but a memory as the grey skies roll in again. No need to let a little detail like the weather dampen the fun though, if it’s a bit of music and craic you’re looking for, well Dublin has a few surprises in store on the music front this July! If you plan on visiting the home of the boys in blue this coming month, you might well check out one of these must see gigs to liven up the Summer spirits. 5) Fireplace Dragon If an intimate Indie Jazz gig in the city would get your fires lighting this […]

4 Simple Ways To Meet Women

By Ryan Corry June 26, 2017 (No)
We all know how hard it can be to go out on the pull with no groundwork done. Some of us prefer to have a bit of contact through social media and maybe try and act on it, here’s some of the best ways to meet girls in Ireland. Tinder It might sound like a last resort option however it doesn’t have to be used as a dating site to meet random girls and hook up, but don’t knock that idea either. You can try using it with a low distance setting so you’re getting a lot of girls you may know already. Maybe you have your eye on one […]

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10 Things That Every Student Will Experience On A J1

By Ryan Grace July 26, 2017 (No)
Every year, over 8,000 Irish students take the trip of a lifetime that is a J1 to the US. It’s an opportunity to travel across the world, meet new people, experience American culture, and above all; make your summer an unforgettable experience. By now you’ll have seen countless articles online listing all the things you need to know before you board your flight; unlocking your phone, opening a US bank account, applying for your tax return etc etc. However there are plenty of other (and frankly more important) things to consider before you hit the road. Here are 10 things that every student will experience on a J1! The Emotional […]

How To Prepare For The NCT Correctly

By Tahlia Peppard July 23, 2017 (No)
The NCT is known as a compulsory vehicle inspection programme in Ireland. The primary aim of this programme, is to improve road safety and enhance environmental protection by reducing harmful vehicles emissions in Ireland. Introduced in 2000, the NCT is a preventative road safety measure that ensures vehicles using Irish roads are subject to a basic safety check at regular intervals. That sounds a bit complicated, but essentially, it’s a test that your car has to go through in order to deem if its ‘driveable’ on the roads of Ireland. If your car is 4 years and older it must undergo an NCT every 2 years, if the car is […]

5 of Ireland’s Tastiest Summer Food Festivals

By Felipe Wasserstein July 22, 2017 (No)
Summer might just be the best season for festivals in Ireland with lots on offer from film, to music, to games and right back to the good old reliable grub! The (usually) clear and sunny weather is ideal for travelling around the country and finding delicious food at great locations.  Most of the festivals combine traditional Irish food with the cuisine of some of the very best international dishes, even more reason to check them out. To help celebrate one of the most important aspects of Irish culture, we at The Sharpe have picked out five food events that are definitely worth seeing this summer. Enniscorthy Rockin’ Food Festival Ideal […]

What You Should Be Watching On Netflix Right Now

By Felipe Wasserstein July 21, 2017 (One)
Netflix has done another great job at adding some top titles to their ever-growing library this summer. Check out our recommendations of the best movies and TV series to watch right now. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Star Wars fans will have to wait until December of this year for Episode VIII, but this stand-alone chapter of the saga (part of the Star Wars anthology series) is a great addition to the series. Set before A New Hope, the movie follows a group of rebels which are trying to steal plans for the Death Star, the Empire’s main superweapon of the original trilogy. Not featuring the traditional opening crawl […]

The Best Irish Film Festivals To Get To This Year

By Ryan Grace July 19, 2017 (No)
Every year, Ireland is home to dozens of film festivals, boasting the latest releases in Irish cinema as well as exciting new projects from filmmakers around the globe. From documentaries and independent shorts to animations and fictional features, there is something for everyone to enjoy! A Great Year of Irish Film 2016 saw another great year for the Irish Film Board, with A Date for Mad Mary, Handsome Devil, and of course the unforgettable faces of Conor and Jock from The Young Offenders to name but a few. This year continues to produce another stellar line-up of Irish talent on the big screen. Galway Film Fleadh 2017 Given it’s prominence […]

6 Essentials For A Summer Of Inter Railing

By Vincent Hung July 15, 2017 (No)
Exams are well and truly over for most students. The heat of the sun blazing through the cloudless sky (not so much in Ireland) has made students anxious to go out and find their own summer adventure through some good old fashioned inter railing. Before you rush out the door to find an adventure its important to know what you need for a successful summer of inter railing and not to learn things the difficult way like many of us have before, myself included! Buying Tickets To save money when inter railing, it is important to check what type of travel ticket suits your needs. Such as, the single country […]

Dieting – Just a Fad or a Long Term Fix

By Tahlia Peppard July 11, 2017 (No)
Well, according to the ever-growing internet, dieting is the practice of eating food in a regulated and supervised fashion to decrease, maintain, or increase body weight. In other words, it is conscious control or restriction of the diet. There are so many types of diets and some work and some don’t. Boy, does that sound depressing or what? Why can’t everyone just let go of the “perfect image” or what they think is beautiful or sexy? Everyone has some sort of attractive quality and what you look like shouldn’t define you. However, I’m here today to discuss the actual topic of dieting, whether it’s just a fad or a long-term fix. Is […]

The Best Hiking Locations In Ireland

By Tahlia Peppard July 3, 2017 (No)
Now, to be honest, I am definitely not the one to be advising you about hiking, because, trust me when I say I would struggle. But I’m up for the challenge and I hope I can give you some of the best hiking spots in Ireland; ones that even I wouldn’t mind doing on a lovely Sunday afternoon. Causeway Coast Way – County Antrim Distance: 53km This genuinely sounds like one that I would try tackle. Ireland is known for the beautiful scenery it provides and this Causeway Coast hike is sure to show you some of the best of those features, including the Giant’s Causeway and Dunluce Castle. There […]

5 Gigs You Need to See in Dublin This July

By Alannah Kenny June 28, 2017 (No)
We knew it wouldn’t last forever and our mini-heatwave seems all but a memory as the grey skies roll in again. No need to let a little detail like the weather dampen the fun though, if it’s a bit of music and craic you’re looking for, well Dublin has a few surprises in store on the music front this July! If you plan on visiting the home of the boys in blue this coming month, you might well check out one of these must see gigs to liven up the Summer spirits. 5) Fireplace Dragon If an intimate Indie Jazz gig in the city would get your fires lighting this […]

4 Simple Ways To Meet Women

By Ryan Corry June 26, 2017 (No)
We all know how hard it can be to go out on the pull with no groundwork done. Some of us prefer to have a bit of contact through social media and maybe try and act on it, here’s some of the best ways to meet girls in Ireland. Tinder It might sound like a last resort option however it doesn’t have to be used as a dating site to meet random girls and hook up, but don’t knock that idea either. You can try using it with a low distance setting so you’re getting a lot of girls you may know already. Maybe you have your eye on one […]

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