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8 Unsigned Irish Bands That Are Turning Heads Right Now

By Zuzanna Piasek October 30, 2017 (No)
If you’re bored listening to the same old mainstream music over and over again, then this is the perfect place for you. Why not dive into some unsigned Irish bands that are turning heads right now. The music range includes lots of genres and if you can’t stop listening, why not check out one of our gig guides? That way you can go support them too! So lets go ahead and dive right in. 1) Empathy Empathy are an alternative rock band, citing bands like Placebo and Interpol as their influences. They are known for their ability to blend delicate and distorted guitar tones and a vocal style similar to […]

Fashion Essentials For Irish Lads This Autumn / Winter Season

By Olivia Virlan October 21, 2017 (No)
A/W fashion has just begun and to say that I’m excited for the next few months would be an understatement. The time in which we don’t necessarily throw away our summer t-shirts, but more so layer on top of them, to keep warm, is a great season for all. Neutral tones and longline fashion is what Autumn/Winter 2017 is all about. Cozy, Colourful and Comfortable Autumn fashion summed up in three words. Who doesn’t love looking nice while being incredibly comfortable and warm. Wherever you’re going and whatever the event, you’ll be sure to turn heads if you keep those three words in mind. Olive green and mustard yellow are […]

The Best Halloween Costumes 2017 & Where To Get Them

By Tahlia Peppard October 17, 2017 (No)
So, it’s that time of year again – Halloween time! Start blowing the cobwebs off those pumpkins and get ready for some fantastic costume ideas. I find that October is always such an interesting month because everyone spends the whole month stressing about what they’re going to be for Halloween and then somehow, on the night, everyone ends up looking amazing anyway! Now, I know some of us, (me in particular), really do struggle with what to dress up as for Halloween, where to get the best costumes and for the best price – so that’s what we’ll be looking at. An Inflatable Chimpanzee Costume Price: €16.03. Buy it here. This costume is […]

10 Cooking Hacks that Every Student Needs to Know

By Olivia Virlan October 15, 2017 (No)
When you move to college, you’re left completely alone and clueless. Oh and guess what, you actually have to start doing things yourself! Students and teenagers often look for the easy way out, therefore cooking hacks are the only way forward. These are ten ingenious cooking hacks that will help any student out in their times of need. HACK 1: Use your old Pringles cans for a perfect airtight spaghetti container Instead of leaving many unemptied pasta boxes lying around your cabinets, empty them all into Pringles cans. This can help keep your pasta good for much longer and it can also spice up your mundane college kitchen. If you’re […]

A Graduate’s Guide to Making Friends In College

By Dean Fitzgerald October 12, 2017 (No)
The beginning of college is exhilarating and terrifying. In the weeks building up to the start of first year, everyone you meet tells you it will be the best time of your young life. Nodding along and muttering something associated with ‘Can’t wait to start!’, the back of your mind niggles away at you – ‘Is college really for me? What if I don’t like my course? What if I can’t make friends?’ This enters almost every prospective student’s mind, so don’t worry too much. In fact, think of it as a positive. Worrying about something is a solid indicator that it holds importance to you. As you frantically think […]

Expectations Versus Reality of an Irish Freshers’ Week

By Olivia Virlan October 2, 2017 (No)
Ah yes, the most awaited week of the year for any college student, old and new. The week in which we all get absolutely hammered, despite the overwhelming amount of work thrown at us. For people starting out college, freshers’ week is seen as a magical time. A stage where in which one can completely forget about the agonising leaving cert they just sat and begin their college life. However, expectations are ALWAYS set quite high and I am not here to disappoint you, but to warn you that freshers’ week is not one big TGIF music video by Katy Perry. The Disappointing First Day From growing up, we all […]

10 Things Every Woman Looks for in a Partner

By Tahlia Peppard September 10, 2017 (No)
The types of things women look for in a man tend to vary greatly as every woman has different attributes they like to see in a man. These 10 things can depend on many factors, such as, religion, the country you live in, your culture, your background, your social status (as shallow as that sounds) and of course, yourself. Today we’ll be looking the 10 most common things women look for in a partner. Sense of Humour This is perhaps one of the most common things women will look for in a man. Nearly every woman I have spoken to all said that they like someone who can make them laugh […]

3 Places in Ireland to Visit This Weekend

By Tahlia Peppard August 24, 2017 (No)
Ireland is such a beautiful country and so serene, the green green grass is so idyllic and the beaches surrounding the country have some beautiful scenery. Let’s be honest, Ireland is more photogenic than the average person, no matter what you’re sure to get a good shot. So, why not get out there this weekend and discover some of Ireland’s best features and sites. Here are 3 places in Ireland to visit this weekend. 1. Kilmainham Gaol Price: €9 per adult Kilmainham Gaol is a former prison in Kilmainham, Dublin. This is one for all you history buffs and for all those interested in Ireland’s history. This prison was first built in 1796 and closed its […]

Irish Music Blogs That You Need To Be Following

By Ryan Grace August 21, 2017 (No)
We Irish do love our ceol, but sometimes it can be hard to know where to find the latest news and reviews in such a fast-paced and vibrant scene. With new music released every week and hundreds of live shows each year, it can be hard to keep track! Luckily there are plenty of Irish blogs and websites that you can visit for all the latest album reviews, live music write-ups, and music industry updates. So whether your torn about buying the latest Jay-Z album, wondering which festival you should book this summer, or just curious about Ed Sheeran’s latest tattoos, here are some of the best Irish music blogs […]

Everything You Need to Know About Airbnb in Ireland

By Alannah Kenny August 17, 2017 (No)
Thinking of planning a break away in Ireland this year? If so then one of the first priorities is finding affordable accommodation which can become an absolute nightmare. In this respect, Airbnb is a good place to start when you’re on a specific budget. Rather than taking a break yourself, you might even be considering hosting guests in a bid to increase your income. Airbnb makes it possible for people to make use of this as a platform for becoming a host too. So What Exactly is Airbnb? Airbnb is described as being both an online marketplace and a hospitality service that allows people to lease or rent short-term lodging […]

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8 Unsigned Irish Bands That Are Turning Heads Right Now

By Zuzanna Piasek October 30, 2017 (No)
If you’re bored listening to the same old mainstream music over and over again, then this is the perfect place for you. Why not dive into some unsigned Irish bands that are turning heads right now. The music range includes lots of genres and if you can’t stop listening, why not check out one of our gig guides? That way you can go support them too! So lets go ahead and dive right in. 1) Empathy Empathy are an alternative rock band, citing bands like Placebo and Interpol as their influences. They are known for their ability to blend delicate and distorted guitar tones and a vocal style similar to […]

Fashion Essentials For Irish Lads This Autumn / Winter Season

By Olivia Virlan October 21, 2017 (No)
A/W fashion has just begun and to say that I’m excited for the next few months would be an understatement. The time in which we don’t necessarily throw away our summer t-shirts, but more so layer on top of them, to keep warm, is a great season for all. Neutral tones and longline fashion is what Autumn/Winter 2017 is all about. Cozy, Colourful and Comfortable Autumn fashion summed up in three words. Who doesn’t love looking nice while being incredibly comfortable and warm. Wherever you’re going and whatever the event, you’ll be sure to turn heads if you keep those three words in mind. Olive green and mustard yellow are […]

The Best Halloween Costumes 2017 & Where To Get Them

By Tahlia Peppard October 17, 2017 (No)
So, it’s that time of year again – Halloween time! Start blowing the cobwebs off those pumpkins and get ready for some fantastic costume ideas. I find that October is always such an interesting month because everyone spends the whole month stressing about what they’re going to be for Halloween and then somehow, on the night, everyone ends up looking amazing anyway! Now, I know some of us, (me in particular), really do struggle with what to dress up as for Halloween, where to get the best costumes and for the best price – so that’s what we’ll be looking at. An Inflatable Chimpanzee Costume Price: €16.03. Buy it here. This costume is […]

10 Cooking Hacks that Every Student Needs to Know

By Olivia Virlan October 15, 2017 (No)
When you move to college, you’re left completely alone and clueless. Oh and guess what, you actually have to start doing things yourself! Students and teenagers often look for the easy way out, therefore cooking hacks are the only way forward. These are ten ingenious cooking hacks that will help any student out in their times of need. HACK 1: Use your old Pringles cans for a perfect airtight spaghetti container Instead of leaving many unemptied pasta boxes lying around your cabinets, empty them all into Pringles cans. This can help keep your pasta good for much longer and it can also spice up your mundane college kitchen. If you’re […]

A Graduate’s Guide to Making Friends In College

By Dean Fitzgerald October 12, 2017 (No)
The beginning of college is exhilarating and terrifying. In the weeks building up to the start of first year, everyone you meet tells you it will be the best time of your young life. Nodding along and muttering something associated with ‘Can’t wait to start!’, the back of your mind niggles away at you – ‘Is college really for me? What if I don’t like my course? What if I can’t make friends?’ This enters almost every prospective student’s mind, so don’t worry too much. In fact, think of it as a positive. Worrying about something is a solid indicator that it holds importance to you. As you frantically think […]

Expectations Versus Reality of an Irish Freshers’ Week

By Olivia Virlan October 2, 2017 (No)
Ah yes, the most awaited week of the year for any college student, old and new. The week in which we all get absolutely hammered, despite the overwhelming amount of work thrown at us. For people starting out college, freshers’ week is seen as a magical time. A stage where in which one can completely forget about the agonising leaving cert they just sat and begin their college life. However, expectations are ALWAYS set quite high and I am not here to disappoint you, but to warn you that freshers’ week is not one big TGIF music video by Katy Perry. The Disappointing First Day From growing up, we all […]

10 Things Every Woman Looks for in a Partner

By Tahlia Peppard September 10, 2017 (No)
The types of things women look for in a man tend to vary greatly as every woman has different attributes they like to see in a man. These 10 things can depend on many factors, such as, religion, the country you live in, your culture, your background, your social status (as shallow as that sounds) and of course, yourself. Today we’ll be looking the 10 most common things women look for in a partner. Sense of Humour This is perhaps one of the most common things women will look for in a man. Nearly every woman I have spoken to all said that they like someone who can make them laugh […]

3 Places in Ireland to Visit This Weekend

By Tahlia Peppard August 24, 2017 (No)
Ireland is such a beautiful country and so serene, the green green grass is so idyllic and the beaches surrounding the country have some beautiful scenery. Let’s be honest, Ireland is more photogenic than the average person, no matter what you’re sure to get a good shot. So, why not get out there this weekend and discover some of Ireland’s best features and sites. Here are 3 places in Ireland to visit this weekend. 1. Kilmainham Gaol Price: €9 per adult Kilmainham Gaol is a former prison in Kilmainham, Dublin. This is one for all you history buffs and for all those interested in Ireland’s history. This prison was first built in 1796 and closed its […]

Irish Music Blogs That You Need To Be Following

By Ryan Grace August 21, 2017 (No)
We Irish do love our ceol, but sometimes it can be hard to know where to find the latest news and reviews in such a fast-paced and vibrant scene. With new music released every week and hundreds of live shows each year, it can be hard to keep track! Luckily there are plenty of Irish blogs and websites that you can visit for all the latest album reviews, live music write-ups, and music industry updates. So whether your torn about buying the latest Jay-Z album, wondering which festival you should book this summer, or just curious about Ed Sheeran’s latest tattoos, here are some of the best Irish music blogs […]

Everything You Need to Know About Airbnb in Ireland

By Alannah Kenny August 17, 2017 (No)
Thinking of planning a break away in Ireland this year? If so then one of the first priorities is finding affordable accommodation which can become an absolute nightmare. In this respect, Airbnb is a good place to start when you’re on a specific budget. Rather than taking a break yourself, you might even be considering hosting guests in a bid to increase your income. Airbnb makes it possible for people to make use of this as a platform for becoming a host too. So What Exactly is Airbnb? Airbnb is described as being both an online marketplace and a hospitality service that allows people to lease or rent short-term lodging […]

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