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November 29, 2015 (No Comments) by theSharpeUser
March 30, 2017 (No Comments) by Annabel Hynes

One of the latest trends to go global is the phenomenon known as “vaping”. This practise, which is essentially considered by many to be the healthier alternative to smoking, has taken off in recent years, and the demand doesn’t look to be dying down any time soon. E-cigarettes are the vessels of this new trend, battery-powered pieces of technology that heat a liquid infused with pure nicotine and turn it into steam to be inhaled. The liquid can be flavoured with anything from the taste of traditional cigarette brands to coffee. The health risks and advantages of vaping are being hotly debated all the time, but since the idea is […]

March 29, 2017 (One Comment) by Alannah Kenny
Live at The Marquee

Whether you’re a tourist, a local keen on a lively event or you are just looking for a change of pace in another part of Ireland, then Cork is the place to be this year for live music. Gig-goers from far and wide searching for top class performances can look forward to some fantastic native and international names that will be getting the party started in Cork from spring to summer 2017. So, why not head down to the Rebel County this year and discover some music that will blow you away. 5) Le Boom with guests Ailbhe Reddy and Lyra If like us, you support home-grown Irish talent with some […]

March 21, 2017 (No Comments) by Alannah Kenny

Blogging in Ireland is fast becoming a very on-trend thing. Whether you’re a blogger yourself or a follower of one, you will see that it is an effective and clever way to find others with similar interests, being part of an online community or picking up some great tips along the way. As we are all about promoting Irish here at The Sharpe, we have selected a variety of Irish blogs that we think you should be following right now! Live Lavishly: Travel and Lifestyle for Men and Women Carly Colgan Bates is the young Dublin girl behind this up and coming blog about essentially living life to the max. […]

March 19, 2017 (No Comments) by Aidan Clarke

Living on an a island on the edge of a continent means that to get in and out of the place, the vast bulk of locals and visitors, whether they like it or not, have to take a flight. This works out as quite a number of people, when you take into consideration that Dublin Airport just had its busiest year ever. In 2016 the airport handled over 27 million people, roughly the population of Yemen. Yeah, that’s a fair head of cattle being bussed in from around the world. When it comes to Irish airport travel though, let’s be clear about something – we are all morons! It’s impossible […]

March 17, 2017 (No Comments) by Annabel Hynes

There’s no end to the kinds of shenanigans that can go down on St. Patrick’s Day, especially if you’re Irish – or worse, an American with Irish heritage that feels the need to live up to a stereotype. One of the greatest joys of this once-religious holiday is drinking copious quantities of alcohol without judgement, in celebration of our country’s patron saint; and as everyone knows, simply drinking is not enough. It has to get weird. Check out some of the most innovative and plain ridiculous drinking games from around the world below, many of which can be customised for St. Patrick’s. (This doesn’t include dyeing everything green). Irish Poker […]

March 16, 2017 (No Comments) by Aidan Clarke

As heat and light begin to bathe the continent again after the rigours of winter and those pesky festive bills are almost a thing of the past why not treat yourself to a European weekend away? The last/first season of the year is hard going. Feck all day light, getting overly intimate with random sources of heat, seventeen layers of clothes just to get to the chemist for something to relieve the man-flu. It’s a slog, winter is a slog. But it’s adios to that and on the regular mish-mash of seasons due to Ireland’s climatic goldilocks psychosis. You know, not too much of one thing or the other but […]

March 15, 2017 (No Comments) by Dean Fitzgerald

St. Patrick’s weekend – preferably not Paddy’s, and definitely not Patty’s – is basically the RAG Week for the world at this stage. All the stereotypes about our proud little nation being full of drinkers comes to life, all in the name of a hazy, vomit-soaked, poorly-channelled sense of nationalism. But at least the rest of the world knows we’re great craic. Silver linings and all that. For those of you who prefer not to spend the week after saying ‘it was class’ but not actually remember what you did, there are plenty of alternatives for boozing which can still make it a weekend to remember. Here are a few […]

March 15, 2017 (No Comments) by Andy Leech

Oh, I do fancy a flutter, don’t you? It’s Cheltenham week, oh course you do! And what a glorious time it is. Surely ‘tis the only week of the year where it’s quite acceptable to stroll into a bookies at half one on a Wednesday afternoon and precede to spend the remainder of the day there. You might even see your wife’s number appear on your phone, but you needn’t worry. Other days, you might be forced to pick up and instantly think of an excuse as to why you didn’t come home for lunch: “Sorry, love, I had to work right through” or “Sorry, dear, the boss wanted to […]

March 12, 2017 (No Comments) by Alannah Kenny

They say a little bit of anxiety can be a good motivator. However, those in the midst of preparing for exams know too well that an excess amount of stress can be pretty debilitating. No matter how much you prepare, panic can still set in along the way. So how do we cope if it does? The following tips are a good guide to keep those nerves at bay and give you the best chance of pulling some top grades out of the bag! Mindfulness/Meditation Maintaining a healthy mind through meditation isn’t just for hipsters you know. Mindfulness is a simple meditation technique and one that doesn’t take 50 candles […]

March 11, 2017 (No Comments) by Andy Leech

Many of us have been there. The mere thoughts of it are excruciating, but experiencing it first hand is something one can only equate to the pains of childbirth or watching an episode of Mrs. Brown’s Boys.  Ok, so picture the scene. You’re at a session with a few of the boys. A vast array of beverages are being consumed; Heineken, Corona, Bacardi, Karpackie (yes, you invited that friend along). The tunes are banging and the atmosphere is quality. But you notice one lonely soul standing alone. Being the incredibly kind and cool guy you are, you decide to go over and do your good deed for the day. “Well, […]

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