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November 29, 2015 (No Comments) by theSharpeUser
June 28, 2017 (No Comments) by Alannah Kenny
5-gigs-you-need-to-see-in-dublin-this-july

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 […]

June 17, 2017 (No Comments) by Ryan Corry
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We all love Summer and we love it even more when we can get a few days off to enjoy ourselves for that brief little stint of sunshine that we get, if we’re lucky. And what better way to do it than spending the evening kicked back in a nice beer garden with some friends. If that’s your idea of a good evening, then here are some of the best beer gardens around. Dicey’s (Dublin) A very popular spot among students and young office workers for their cheap drink offers, Diceys Garden is one of the liveliest haunts in Dublin. With the option of group BBQs and outdoor parties, it’s […]

June 15, 2017 (1,228 Comments) by Felipe Wasserstein
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Every summer, Hollywood releases its mainstream blockbuster titles. Competition has been pretty tough so far this year, with releases covering a wide range of genres. We’ve had superhero movies from both Marvel and DC in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 and Wonder Woman. Guy Ritchie gave us his fantasy epic King Arthur – Legend of the Sword, the Alien space horror franchise resurfaced with Covenant and Pirates of the Caribbean had its first cinematic release in 6 years with Dead Men Tell No Tales. A lot of roles being reprised, maybe none as recognisable as the characters of the hugely popular 80s TV series, Baywatch, sadly The Hoff wasn’t given […]

June 1, 2017 (No Comments) by Alannah Kenny
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Limerick is a county that has continued to spawn some of Ireland’s greatest musical treasures and it was rightly awarded the title of ‘National City of Culture’ in 2014. It is a thriving hub for both local and international musicians to share their talents and sure enough there are some great gigs lined up throughout the coming year in the city, and here’s five that you definitely can’t miss! 5) All Our Exes Live in Texas Brace yourselves, this all-female four-piece from Sydney with a penchant for Folk music are coming to Limerick to shake things up the Aussie way! Hannah, Georgia, Elana and Katie have been on the music […]

May 30, 2017 (No Comments) by Felipe Wasserstein
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We are getting closer to June and better weather which can only mean one thing, pack up the car and head off for a long weekend. With the June bank holiday coming up, it’s an ideal opportunity for us to spend time outside, enjoy the great outdoors attend local arts, sports and music events. We have come up with five of the top festivals taking place around Ireland this June that you need to know about. 1. Cork Harbour Festival 2017 When: June 3rd – June 11th Where: Cork Harbour, Cork. How Much: Free events & Ticketed events. This festival is a week long celebration of Ireland’s maritime heritage, set […]

May 19, 2017 (No Comments) by Tahlia Peppard
5-gigs-you-need-to-see-in-belfast-this-year

One of the most enjoyable things you can do in Ireland is check out local gigs and concerts. Whether it’s because you like the people, group or singers in concert or you simply just enjoy the buzz and atmosphere that comes with a great gig. We’re looking up north at 5 gigs you need to see in Belfast in 2017. 1. The Beatles Are Back Date: Saturday 01 July 2017 Location: Crumlin Road Gaol, North Belfast Arguably one of the best bands, The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. They became widely regarded as the foremost and most influential act of the rock era. Made in Liverpool, Beatles tribute Band are […]

April 25, 2017 (No Comments) by Alannah Kenny
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The 13th instalment of the annual Cork World Book Fest took place in the city again this year, starting on Tuesday, April 18th and finishing up on Sunday, April 23rd. The festival is one giant celebration for all ages in appreciation of books and the powerful messages that transition from thoughts to words on a page. This year it was dedicated to celebrating the life and legacy of inspirational Irish novelist and playwright, Molly Keane, who died in 1996. We at The Sharpe liked the concept of this and headed down to Cork to attend the two main events on the evening of Friday 21st April. Here we review the […]

April 23, 2017 (No Comments) by Annabel Hynes
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One of the most difficult aspects of travelling is the trial of wrangling the kids, whether the trip is intended as a family holiday getaway or not. Family holidays can often seem to be more trouble than they’re worth, which is why having a family friendly hotel that meets your needs is so important. Not only are the facilities a priority, however, but the amenities that lie outside the hotel, B&B or hostel are key to making it a real family friendly destination for your break. Here is a list of five family friendly hotels around Ireland that may be of particular interest to parents and families including younger children: 1. […]

April 21, 2017 (2 Comments) by Alannah Kenny
5-gigs-you-need-to-see-in-kilkenny-this-year

Kilkenny is one of Ireland’s top competitors when it comes to priding itself in Irish craft and heritage. It maintains a historical element throughout, even on the music scene. If there’s a bit of Irish trad and country to be had, even better! Therefore, why not grab a pint if you’re down in the Short Grass County, enjoy the great gigs that will be on offer and fully experience this fantastic pocket of culture. 5) Marah If you are not shy for some classic American Rock ‘n’ Roll jams, then you will be well at home with this group. David and Serge Bielanko were responsible for the formation of Marah […]

April 16, 2017 (No Comments) by Dean Fitzgerald
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A decent lunch can make a good day great, or make a bad day less miserable. That’s why it’s important to find out as much as you can about where you’re going to eat, so you can tell if the menu and food they make suits your own palate. Picaderos is an Argentinian grill and Spanish restaurant that offers a range of flavours, varying between spicy, savoury, sweet, and everything in between. They also have gluten free and vegetarian options for those who are so inclined. So where better to have a Thursday early evening meal when you’re not sure what type of food you want? They have whatever you […]

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