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December 9, 2015 (No Comments) by theSharpeUser
April 25, 2017 (No Comments) by Alannah Kenny
cork-world-book-festival-2017-a-scholarly-success

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 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 13, 2017 (No Comments) by Alannah Kenny
5-gigs-you-need-to-see-in-galway-this-year

The beautiful West coast of our Emerald Isle has so much to offer this year and it’s no surprise that Galway will be named European Capital of Culture in 2020. The Galwegians have been adept in showing the rest of us how it’s done on the music and festival front, attracting those both local and abroad as a result. If you are planning on heading down this year, here are some great gigs you can’t miss along the way. 5) The Staves For a pub-goers night of acoustic folk-rock jams while you drink, this is one to keep your spirits high. Emily, Camilla and Jessica Stavely-Taylor started out by performing […]

April 4, 2017 (No Comments) by Annabel Hynes
the-biggest-irish-gigs-on-the-2017-music-calendar

This year is a great one for Irish gigs, with many of the world’s biggest stars coming to our little musical isle over the coming months. Bruno Mars, Bob Dylan, Ariana Grande, Hans Zimmer and U2 are just a handful of the artists doing the rounds in 2017, and their concerts are highly anticipated. Check out the profiles of each artist below and all the details on how to score tickets for their shows. 1. Bruno Mars – April 30th at 3Arena Bruno Mars is one of the most well-known contemporary artists on the music scene these days, having made his mark with record-breaking hits since he rose in popularity […]

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 18, 2017 (No Comments) by Dean Fitzgerald
bistro-53-restaurant-maynooth-review

When deciding where to go for a nice lunch in a place that isn’t Subway, McDonald’s, Supermacs, etc. in Maynooth, there are a few factors that can make the decision a bit easier: Price – You’re not going to spend a load of money on lunch when there are so many cheaper alternatives. Food – If the restaurant has a theme or certain menu that doesn’t appeal to you, you’re not going to want to go. It’s simple really. Quality – This probably is the most important factor in your decision to be honest. You won’t spend on bad food, it’s just illogical. Therefore, I decided it was best to […]

February 23, 2017 (No Comments) by Alannah Kenny
the-best-up-and-coming-irish-bands-to-watch-out-for

When it comes to the world of modern music, we certainly aren’t short of a diverse selection of tunes. Yet in terms of supporting Irish talent representing our own tiny nation, our selection is stripped back to say the least. Ireland does however produce some seriously world-class bands. This year we have some great newcomers to look forward to and fresh suggestions for Irish bands whose gigs you need to go and see! 5) Young Earth If four young lads from Dublin with a flair for indie-pop appeals to your tastes then you are in the right place. Mark, Ben, Alex and Dylan are friends who formed a band in […]

February 12, 2017 (No Comments) by Andy Leech
the-brew-dock-dublin-review

I must admit, I desperately tried to avoid being this guy. I really did. I know what you’re all thinking. This is just another review from another arsehole who likes to let everyone know that he drinks Craft Beer. I swear this happened by accident. Please believe me. I stumbled upon The Brew Dock one cold Tuesday evening, as my girlfriend and I were early for a bus and had some time to kill. We weren’t in the mood to hang around Bus Áras so we decided to try out what we thought was an “old fella’s pub”, for the warmth more than anything. Boy were we surprised. “The Brew Dock”, […]

February 1, 2017 (No Comments) by Alannah Kenny
5-must-see-movies-coming-out-this-february

Nothing beats a trip to the cinema when you’re a bit down in the dumps and in need of a little pick me up. February has many exciting new releases coming out and trying to narrow down the choices is no easy task! We at The Sharpe have 5 movie suggestions worth considering that will get you back in the movie loving zone this February. No matter your preference, there is something to suit everyone’s interests. 5) Rings (February 3rd) Any horror fans in search of a creepy tale with a jump-scare or two need look no further. Fifteen years on from the 2002 cult classic that was Gore Verbinski’s […]

December 18, 2016 (No Comments) by Geoff Dorrity
the-workmans-club-dublin-review

Rating What makes a good music venue these days? A dynamic atmosphere, quality DJ’s, sound staff, cheap booze and perhaps most importantly a place that doesn’t require you to show up at the door in any sort of made-to-measure elegant attire. Well if you’re looking for a taste of all of the above, most people will tell you that you are bang out of luck and are asking too much of one venue, given the variety of clubs and bars that Dublin has to offer for differing desires. With the Workman’s Club however, there are a touch of all these qualities and more, there is a feeling of familiarity that […]

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