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Irish Road Trips You Need to Try in 2019

By theSharpeUser November 12, 2018 (No)
There are many ways to see Ireland, but travelling by car is by far the best way to explore the amazing beauty on offer. Chill Insurance have shared their favourite road trips in their latest series of eBooks and we felt inspired, so here’s our roundup of the top Irish road trips for 2019. Boyne Valley Scenic Loop Boyne Valley Loop is a 173 mile stretch that follows the Boyne River and covers 9,000 years of history – this is not just a scenic drive but an historic one too. The loop will take you across two counties both Louth and Meath and as you take this trail you will […]

6 Gigs You Need to See in Dublin This November

By Alannah Kenny November 2, 2018 (No)
With Halloween just about done and dusted we’re already rolling our eyes at the thoughts of Christmas ads and crowded shops which are just around the corner. Fear not however because November at least promises some great gigs that you can pop into if you are in the capital this coming November! Whether its Rock or Electronic-Pop, as always we have you covered here at The Sharpe! 6) The Redneck Manifesto First up we have Dublin Rockers The Redneck Manifesto. The band is a six-piece band was originally formed as a four-piece in 1998 by experienced musicians and the current members are Richie Egan, Mervyn Craig, Matthew Bolger, Niall Byrne, […]

Little Frieda’s Café: Deansgrange’s Hidden Gem

By Amy Meegan October 24, 2018 (No)
Although I work in Deansgrange, I’ll be the first to admit that it lacks the social life, dainty shops and picturesque scenery that other parts of Dublin boast. However, what Deansgrange does have is one of my all-time favourite cafés. Namely, Little Frieda’s. Breakfast, brunch or lunch – you’ll not be disappointed! I discovered Little Frieda’s in early May but I believe is had been opened for the few months prior to that and I just hadn’t found it. Maybe this is because it is tucked away, just off Pottery Road, quietly nesting behind the car park of Lidl. Food Little Frieda’s is ideal if you’re looking for breakfast on […]

Kevin Casey Interview – Breaking Through & Finding Flutter Tone

By Geoff Dorrity October 23, 2018 (No)
We had the pleasure of catching up with talented Dublin songwriter Kevin Casey again recently. After a busy year of touring since our last interview on Magnolia Road, it’s been a break through period for Kevin. Shows throughout Germany, a mix of top Irish festivals over the summer, not to mention landing a new record label. The band are getting ready to make their return to the Sound House next month for a huge homecoming show. Two other Dublin acts will be supporting on the night, indie alt rockers Oh Bryan and four piece pop rock outfit, Fade to Light. It’s sure to be a cracking show at one of […]

Events Across Ireland This October

By theSharpeUser October 1, 2018 (No)
Liberty Insurance want to help you be Ready for the Real World. With the freedom and peace of mind that comes from being with Liberty Insurance, why not take off at the weekend and enjoy the many events happening across Ireland. October has Halloween and the long-awaited bank holiday weekend. And with so many fantastic events all around Ireland this month, you’ll have no shortage of spooky tricks and cultural treats to choose from. Here are some picks of the fun this month. Film, Food & Music Events Dingle Food Festival, Oct 5-7, various locations, Dingle, Kerry Feast your eyes – and your taste buds – on the culinary delights of […]

7 Acts You Need to Hear at the 2018 Dublin Podcast Festival

By Zuzanna Piasek September 9, 2018 (No)
Now in it’s second year, the 2018 Dublin Podcast Festival kicks off in just a few weeks time and there is an unbelievable lineup set to deliver heaps of interesting discussions. It, all starts on the 26th of September and goes out with a blast on the 14th of October. Put simply, this festival will make fans of podcasts very happy. As you can imagine, there is a very wide and eclectic variety of podcast  choices available throughout the festival. If you’re unsure which act you’d like to see than look no more. We’re counting down seven acts you just have to see at the 2018 Dublin Podcast Festival. 7. […]

6 Gigs You Need To See In Dublin This September

By Zuzanna Piasek September 3, 2018 (No)
As a massive summer of Irish festivals draws to a close, we’re checking out some of the biggest gigs in Dublin this month. If you thought that everything musical ended with Electric Picnic this past weekend, you would be sadly mistaken! With the kids back to school, you’ll have plenty of time to plan out an epic night of music in the capital. If you can’t find a babysitter, bring them with you, a pair of headphones may be advised too! There’s heaps of talent makings it’s way to our shores this September so let’s kick back, relax and see who’s coming to town! 1. Against the Current Against the […]

Events Across Ireland This September

By theSharpeUser September 1, 2018 (No)
The summer might be coming to an end but luckily September is one of the most fun-filled months of the year, with loads going on in every corner of Ireland. Here’s our pick of the best. August 31st – September 2nd: Electric Picnic, Stradbally, Co. Laois This festival is probably known to most people and this year the line-up is one of the best ever. Apart from world class music, the Laois based festival offers everything from comedy to theatre and interactive art and holistic health to world cuisine. https://www.electricpicnic.ie September 7th-9th: Waterford Harvest Festival, Waterford City, Co. Waterford A city wide festival celebrating food heritage and culture in Waterford. […]

Ready For The Real World – Events Across Ireland in August 2018

By theSharpeUser August 14, 2018 (No)
As part of their efforts to help motorists and home owners get Ready for the Real World and help them enjoy the best of the summer too. Liberty Insurance have shared a select list of events happening across Ireland this August. Galway Races The Galway Races are famously good craic, with crowds of over 150,000 spillling into one of the most interesting cities in Ireland. The Galway races are not just about the racing – there’s lots of music, great food, fashion and style and some serious people-watching too. Sunday is Mad Hatter’s Day at the races, and the fun gets bigger as the hats get wackier. Expect branches, flowers, […]

Fun Family Activities To Do In Wicklow

By Tahlia Peppard August 8, 2018 (No)
Wicklow is a county in Ireland which is just south of the capital, Dublin. The region is full of amazing scenery, lush green grass (much like the rest of Ireland) and views that no camera could do justice too. Wicklow comes from a background of rich heritage, friendly communities and a wide range of cultural and sporting activities for the whole family to enjoy. This brings me on to the topic of discussion for today; great family fun things to do in Wicklow. 1. Wicklow Fat Bike Adventures FatBike Adventures do guided fatbike tours through some of Ireland’s Ancient East’s most incredible scenery – beaches, bogs, forests, mountains and snow are […]

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Irish Road Trips You Need to Try in 2019

By theSharpeUser November 12, 2018 (No)
There are many ways to see Ireland, but travelling by car is by far the best way to explore the amazing beauty on offer. Chill Insurance have shared their favourite road trips in their latest series of eBooks and we felt inspired, so here’s our roundup of the top Irish road trips for 2019. Boyne Valley Scenic Loop Boyne Valley Loop is a 173 mile stretch that follows the Boyne River and covers 9,000 years of history – this is not just a scenic drive but an historic one too. The loop will take you across two counties both Louth and Meath and as you take this trail you will […]

6 Gigs You Need to See in Dublin This November

By Alannah Kenny November 2, 2018 (No)
With Halloween just about done and dusted we’re already rolling our eyes at the thoughts of Christmas ads and crowded shops which are just around the corner. Fear not however because November at least promises some great gigs that you can pop into if you are in the capital this coming November! Whether its Rock or Electronic-Pop, as always we have you covered here at The Sharpe! 6) The Redneck Manifesto First up we have Dublin Rockers The Redneck Manifesto. The band is a six-piece band was originally formed as a four-piece in 1998 by experienced musicians and the current members are Richie Egan, Mervyn Craig, Matthew Bolger, Niall Byrne, […]

Little Frieda’s Café: Deansgrange’s Hidden Gem

By Amy Meegan October 24, 2018 (No)
Although I work in Deansgrange, I’ll be the first to admit that it lacks the social life, dainty shops and picturesque scenery that other parts of Dublin boast. However, what Deansgrange does have is one of my all-time favourite cafés. Namely, Little Frieda’s. Breakfast, brunch or lunch – you’ll not be disappointed! I discovered Little Frieda’s in early May but I believe is had been opened for the few months prior to that and I just hadn’t found it. Maybe this is because it is tucked away, just off Pottery Road, quietly nesting behind the car park of Lidl. Food Little Frieda’s is ideal if you’re looking for breakfast on […]

Kevin Casey Interview – Breaking Through & Finding Flutter Tone

By Geoff Dorrity October 23, 2018 (No)
We had the pleasure of catching up with talented Dublin songwriter Kevin Casey again recently. After a busy year of touring since our last interview on Magnolia Road, it’s been a break through period for Kevin. Shows throughout Germany, a mix of top Irish festivals over the summer, not to mention landing a new record label. The band are getting ready to make their return to the Sound House next month for a huge homecoming show. Two other Dublin acts will be supporting on the night, indie alt rockers Oh Bryan and four piece pop rock outfit, Fade to Light. It’s sure to be a cracking show at one of […]

Events Across Ireland This October

By theSharpeUser October 1, 2018 (No)
Liberty Insurance want to help you be Ready for the Real World. With the freedom and peace of mind that comes from being with Liberty Insurance, why not take off at the weekend and enjoy the many events happening across Ireland. October has Halloween and the long-awaited bank holiday weekend. And with so many fantastic events all around Ireland this month, you’ll have no shortage of spooky tricks and cultural treats to choose from. Here are some picks of the fun this month. Film, Food & Music Events Dingle Food Festival, Oct 5-7, various locations, Dingle, Kerry Feast your eyes – and your taste buds – on the culinary delights of […]

7 Acts You Need to Hear at the 2018 Dublin Podcast Festival

By Zuzanna Piasek September 9, 2018 (No)
Now in it’s second year, the 2018 Dublin Podcast Festival kicks off in just a few weeks time and there is an unbelievable lineup set to deliver heaps of interesting discussions. It, all starts on the 26th of September and goes out with a blast on the 14th of October. Put simply, this festival will make fans of podcasts very happy. As you can imagine, there is a very wide and eclectic variety of podcast  choices available throughout the festival. If you’re unsure which act you’d like to see than look no more. We’re counting down seven acts you just have to see at the 2018 Dublin Podcast Festival. 7. […]

6 Gigs You Need To See In Dublin This September

By Zuzanna Piasek September 3, 2018 (No)
As a massive summer of Irish festivals draws to a close, we’re checking out some of the biggest gigs in Dublin this month. If you thought that everything musical ended with Electric Picnic this past weekend, you would be sadly mistaken! With the kids back to school, you’ll have plenty of time to plan out an epic night of music in the capital. If you can’t find a babysitter, bring them with you, a pair of headphones may be advised too! There’s heaps of talent makings it’s way to our shores this September so let’s kick back, relax and see who’s coming to town! 1. Against the Current Against the […]

Events Across Ireland This September

By theSharpeUser September 1, 2018 (No)
The summer might be coming to an end but luckily September is one of the most fun-filled months of the year, with loads going on in every corner of Ireland. Here’s our pick of the best. August 31st – September 2nd: Electric Picnic, Stradbally, Co. Laois This festival is probably known to most people and this year the line-up is one of the best ever. Apart from world class music, the Laois based festival offers everything from comedy to theatre and interactive art and holistic health to world cuisine. https://www.electricpicnic.ie September 7th-9th: Waterford Harvest Festival, Waterford City, Co. Waterford A city wide festival celebrating food heritage and culture in Waterford. […]

Ready For The Real World – Events Across Ireland in August 2018

By theSharpeUser August 14, 2018 (No)
As part of their efforts to help motorists and home owners get Ready for the Real World and help them enjoy the best of the summer too. Liberty Insurance have shared a select list of events happening across Ireland this August. Galway Races The Galway Races are famously good craic, with crowds of over 150,000 spillling into one of the most interesting cities in Ireland. The Galway races are not just about the racing – there’s lots of music, great food, fashion and style and some serious people-watching too. Sunday is Mad Hatter’s Day at the races, and the fun gets bigger as the hats get wackier. Expect branches, flowers, […]

Fun Family Activities To Do In Wicklow

By Tahlia Peppard August 8, 2018 (No)
Wicklow is a county in Ireland which is just south of the capital, Dublin. The region is full of amazing scenery, lush green grass (much like the rest of Ireland) and views that no camera could do justice too. Wicklow comes from a background of rich heritage, friendly communities and a wide range of cultural and sporting activities for the whole family to enjoy. This brings me on to the topic of discussion for today; great family fun things to do in Wicklow. 1. Wicklow Fat Bike Adventures FatBike Adventures do guided fatbike tours through some of Ireland’s Ancient East’s most incredible scenery – beaches, bogs, forests, mountains and snow are […]

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