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6 Gigs You Need to See in Dublin This May

By Alannah Kenny May 4, 2018 (No)
With the summer just around the corner and the evenings getting brighter, it’s time to start enjoying the longer days. Dublin has some top class gigs lined up this month that will leave you feeling exhilarated without breaking the bank. So forget the Ed Sheerans and Demi Lovatos that usually tour around this time because you can still listen to some great music for a fraction of the cost and support home-grown talent along the way! 6) Philip Dunne As we have said before, The Sharpe is not shy about promoting deserving Irish talent and Philip has earned his spot on our top 6 this month. The 25 year old […]

7 of The Tastiest Vegan Restaurants in Cork

By Zuzanna Piasek April 20, 2018 (No)
Heading down to check out the Blarney Castle anytime soon? Or perhaps you want to get around Cork for the fabulous atmosphere that it’s famous for. Either way, Cork is a beautiful city to explore and if you are looking for some food options but are worried that it may be lacking it vegan options fear not. There’s simply no need to worry, as we have seven of the tastiest vegan restaurants in Cork. Paradiso This restaurant has attracted attention internationally throughout the years with its renowned vegetable cuisine prepared by chef Denis Cotter, founder and executive chef. The chef focuses on rich, complex flavours with seasonal ingredients. So nice […]

Unique Irish Record Stores That Are Making a Difference

By Alannah Kenny April 12, 2018 (2 Comments)
One of the most disheartening announcements that we hear more and more frequently these days are the closures of once popular record stores as a result of the digital age taking over. When you can stream everything online, the desire for buying a physical copy of music just isn’t as strong as it used to be. However, there are some Irish record stores that are defying all odds and are succeeding. So what’s their secret? Well to mark the upcoming Record Store Day on April 21st, we have compiled a list of some of our favourite independent record stores in the country. These are places that you must visit if […]

6 Gigs You Need To See In Dublin This April

By Zuzanna Piasek April 4, 2018 (No)
Looking to head out this April and listen to some amazing tunes in Dublin? Well, don’t you worry we’ve got six gigs that you definitely don’t want to miss out on this month. As always, there’s a boatload of top draw Irish artists that will have you bopping to some serious beats. Not just one for finding great gigs at The Sharpe, we’ve also found artists that are releasing some of the best new music in Ireland, so that’s your next Spotify playlist sorted. Let’s get straight into it and see where the best spots are for gigs in Dublin this April. 1. The Hot Sprockets The Hot Sprockets are […]

6 Unmissable Irish Gigs Over St. Patrick’s Weekend

By Zuzanna Piasek March 13, 2018 (No)
It’s that time of the year again where you can show everyone exactly why it’s so great to be Irish. What better way to start off the St. Patrick’s Weekend celebrations than with a nice dose of homegrown music! There are gigs taking place in every corner of the country so get your dancing shoes on, grab a friend and get going! 1. Zion Train If you are in Cork on St. Patrick’s day, you sure are lucky because Zion Train are playing in the Crane Lane Theatre. In 2014, they’re Land of the Blind album was a big hit and they are looking to release another new album soon. […]

5 Irish Gigs You Need To See This March

By Alannah Kenny March 6, 2018 (No)
With Paddy’s Day getting closer, it’s time to get in the swing of things this March as we have a Country and Trad takeover to celebrate. They say that Country-Western music got its origins from the Irish and with the list of gigs coming up on Paddy’s Day with an Irish Country theme, we can certainly believe it! So if you’re looking for a good line dance, hoedown, jig or a good Rattlin’ Bog chorus to suit the spirit of the weekend that’s in it, look no further! Check out some of these fantastic Irish gigs this March and witness our local gems show ‘em how it’s done. 5) The […]

The Red Stables Olive’s Rooms – Review

By Tahlia Peppard March 2, 2018 (No)
The Red Stables is located in St Anne’s Park in Clontarf. The park itself is something to rave about; it’s massive and so lovely and green, but today we won’t be talking about the park, we’ll be reviewing The Red Stables – Olive’s Rooms. The Red Stables in St Anne’s Park was built in 1885 by Arthur Edward Guinness, Lord Ardilaun. The Stables now house an arts and crafts centre with room for artists, a gallery and a café.  The café is known as Olive’s Rooms and although it might appear small and quaint, it serves the most nutritious and healthy food. The café is located in a carefully renovated […]

Top Irish Festivals Worth Getting to This March

By Zuzanna Piasek February 27, 2018 (No)
What better way than to start off Spring than with a goold ol’ fashioned festival, once the snow doesn’t last too long that is! As the flowers are blooming and the sun is rising to the top of the sky, Ireland offers us some brilliant festivals to dance to while the days get longer. There’s an exciting event in here for every taste imaginable so let’s get to it! 1. Ennis Book Club Festival This festival offers a mix of readings, discussion, comedy and chat in one of Ireland’s friendliest towns. This is Ireland’s only book club festival so if you’re a book fan head on down to check it […]

6 of the Best Restaurants for Clean Eating in Waterford

By Niamh Murray February 24, 2018 (No)
Our latest healthy food guide has heaps of delicious restaurants at the ready. From beautiful Mediterranean dishes to organic bliss, there are so many wonderful ways to enjoy a few hours of clean eating in Waterford. As we all know, it can be hard to find an eatery that gives the consumer the best of both worlds, tasty and healthy food. But these six restaurants are definitely worth a go if you find yourself in the The Gentle County, let’s tuck in! MOMO Restaurant Located at 47 Patrick Street in Waterford, MOMO provides a variety of dishes for all dietary needs. This includes Vegetarian, Vegan and not forgetting the traditional meat […]

The Best Upcoming Comedy Gigs In Dublin and Beyond

By Amy Meegan February 19, 2018 (No)
Laughter’s the best medicine; trust me, it’s science. Research examining the effects of laughing has shown that regular bursts of chuckling can benefit our heart health, our mental health and our relationships. So get rid of those negative-craic people in your life, get out there and have a good laugh! But I suppose you’re wondering – “where do I go to get my good laugh?”. Well, wonder no more, we at The Sharpe have got you covered. Vicar Street Synonymous with comedy gigs in Dublin and intimate music shows, Vicar Street in Dublin’s Liberties is a must if you’re planning a comedy night out. Over the next couple of weeks, […]

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6 Gigs You Need to See in Dublin This May

By Alannah Kenny May 4, 2018 (No)
With the summer just around the corner and the evenings getting brighter, it’s time to start enjoying the longer days. Dublin has some top class gigs lined up this month that will leave you feeling exhilarated without breaking the bank. So forget the Ed Sheerans and Demi Lovatos that usually tour around this time because you can still listen to some great music for a fraction of the cost and support home-grown talent along the way! 6) Philip Dunne As we have said before, The Sharpe is not shy about promoting deserving Irish talent and Philip has earned his spot on our top 6 this month. The 25 year old […]

7 of The Tastiest Vegan Restaurants in Cork

By Zuzanna Piasek April 20, 2018 (No)
Heading down to check out the Blarney Castle anytime soon? Or perhaps you want to get around Cork for the fabulous atmosphere that it’s famous for. Either way, Cork is a beautiful city to explore and if you are looking for some food options but are worried that it may be lacking it vegan options fear not. There’s simply no need to worry, as we have seven of the tastiest vegan restaurants in Cork. Paradiso This restaurant has attracted attention internationally throughout the years with its renowned vegetable cuisine prepared by chef Denis Cotter, founder and executive chef. The chef focuses on rich, complex flavours with seasonal ingredients. So nice […]

Unique Irish Record Stores That Are Making a Difference

By Alannah Kenny April 12, 2018 (2 Comments)
One of the most disheartening announcements that we hear more and more frequently these days are the closures of once popular record stores as a result of the digital age taking over. When you can stream everything online, the desire for buying a physical copy of music just isn’t as strong as it used to be. However, there are some Irish record stores that are defying all odds and are succeeding. So what’s their secret? Well to mark the upcoming Record Store Day on April 21st, we have compiled a list of some of our favourite independent record stores in the country. These are places that you must visit if […]

6 Gigs You Need To See In Dublin This April

By Zuzanna Piasek April 4, 2018 (No)
Looking to head out this April and listen to some amazing tunes in Dublin? Well, don’t you worry we’ve got six gigs that you definitely don’t want to miss out on this month. As always, there’s a boatload of top draw Irish artists that will have you bopping to some serious beats. Not just one for finding great gigs at The Sharpe, we’ve also found artists that are releasing some of the best new music in Ireland, so that’s your next Spotify playlist sorted. Let’s get straight into it and see where the best spots are for gigs in Dublin this April. 1. The Hot Sprockets The Hot Sprockets are […]

6 Unmissable Irish Gigs Over St. Patrick’s Weekend

By Zuzanna Piasek March 13, 2018 (No)
It’s that time of the year again where you can show everyone exactly why it’s so great to be Irish. What better way to start off the St. Patrick’s Weekend celebrations than with a nice dose of homegrown music! There are gigs taking place in every corner of the country so get your dancing shoes on, grab a friend and get going! 1. Zion Train If you are in Cork on St. Patrick’s day, you sure are lucky because Zion Train are playing in the Crane Lane Theatre. In 2014, they’re Land of the Blind album was a big hit and they are looking to release another new album soon. […]

5 Irish Gigs You Need To See This March

By Alannah Kenny March 6, 2018 (No)
With Paddy’s Day getting closer, it’s time to get in the swing of things this March as we have a Country and Trad takeover to celebrate. They say that Country-Western music got its origins from the Irish and with the list of gigs coming up on Paddy’s Day with an Irish Country theme, we can certainly believe it! So if you’re looking for a good line dance, hoedown, jig or a good Rattlin’ Bog chorus to suit the spirit of the weekend that’s in it, look no further! Check out some of these fantastic Irish gigs this March and witness our local gems show ‘em how it’s done. 5) The […]

The Red Stables Olive’s Rooms – Review

By Tahlia Peppard March 2, 2018 (No)
The Red Stables is located in St Anne’s Park in Clontarf. The park itself is something to rave about; it’s massive and so lovely and green, but today we won’t be talking about the park, we’ll be reviewing The Red Stables – Olive’s Rooms. The Red Stables in St Anne’s Park was built in 1885 by Arthur Edward Guinness, Lord Ardilaun. The Stables now house an arts and crafts centre with room for artists, a gallery and a café.  The café is known as Olive’s Rooms and although it might appear small and quaint, it serves the most nutritious and healthy food. The café is located in a carefully renovated […]

Top Irish Festivals Worth Getting to This March

By Zuzanna Piasek February 27, 2018 (No)
What better way than to start off Spring than with a goold ol’ fashioned festival, once the snow doesn’t last too long that is! As the flowers are blooming and the sun is rising to the top of the sky, Ireland offers us some brilliant festivals to dance to while the days get longer. There’s an exciting event in here for every taste imaginable so let’s get to it! 1. Ennis Book Club Festival This festival offers a mix of readings, discussion, comedy and chat in one of Ireland’s friendliest towns. This is Ireland’s only book club festival so if you’re a book fan head on down to check it […]

6 of the Best Restaurants for Clean Eating in Waterford

By Niamh Murray February 24, 2018 (No)
Our latest healthy food guide has heaps of delicious restaurants at the ready. From beautiful Mediterranean dishes to organic bliss, there are so many wonderful ways to enjoy a few hours of clean eating in Waterford. As we all know, it can be hard to find an eatery that gives the consumer the best of both worlds, tasty and healthy food. But these six restaurants are definitely worth a go if you find yourself in the The Gentle County, let’s tuck in! MOMO Restaurant Located at 47 Patrick Street in Waterford, MOMO provides a variety of dishes for all dietary needs. This includes Vegetarian, Vegan and not forgetting the traditional meat […]

The Best Upcoming Comedy Gigs In Dublin and Beyond

By Amy Meegan February 19, 2018 (No)
Laughter’s the best medicine; trust me, it’s science. Research examining the effects of laughing has shown that regular bursts of chuckling can benefit our heart health, our mental health and our relationships. So get rid of those negative-craic people in your life, get out there and have a good laugh! But I suppose you’re wondering – “where do I go to get my good laugh?”. Well, wonder no more, we at The Sharpe have got you covered. Vicar Street Synonymous with comedy gigs in Dublin and intimate music shows, Vicar Street in Dublin’s Liberties is a must if you’re planning a comedy night out. Over the next couple of weeks, […]

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