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How To Stand Out From The Crowd with Festival Fashions

By Zuzanna Piasek July 15, 2018 (No)
Festival season is now upon us. Not only is it fun to listen to all the hottest acts right now, part of the appeal is also to stand out from the crowd with all the latest festival fashions. We’ve got the finest looks and styles for both guys and girls to wear this summer. So, get ready to catch everyone’s eye with your dazzling outfit at some of biggest festivals that Ireland has to offer.  1. Trendy Looks @Longitude Longitude kicked off this weekend at in Marlay Park and the 3 day party is the perfect chance for you to change it up a bit. Tips for Girls: Belt up […]

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 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. […]

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 […]

5 Irish Festivals Worth Getting to This January

By Zuzanna Piasek January 11, 2018 (No)
January can feel like a daunting month for some after the festivities of Christmas. So, to calm those January blues, we are bringing you a range of great Irish festivals this January. Whether you fancy some delicious vegan food, an afternoon of anime or music in the moonlight, there’s plenty of ways to kick off the new year with a bang. If you want to start your 2018 in style, be sure to try out some of these festivals over the next few weeks. 1. Akumakon Akumakon is an anime and manga convention taking place in Galway. Taking place at NUIG in Galway, this festival has plenty of exciting events coming […]

All-Ireland Hurling Semi-Final Preview – Cork vs. Waterford

By Evan Coughlan August 12, 2017 (No)
Before the championship even began this year, the Cork hurlers were written off as a team who were going nowhere fast. After a poor 2016 season, where they were knocked out in the second round of the qualifiers to Wexford, everyone seemingly forgot that this is Cork hurling we are talking about and it would only be a matter of time before the Cork hurlers were back firing on all cylinders once again. Waterford on the other hand were expected to at least get to the semi-final stage again this year after the heartbreak of losing to Kilkenny in a replay at this stage last year. Derek McGrath’s side haven’t […]

The Best Irish Film Festivals To Get To This Year

By Ryan Grace July 19, 2017 (No)
Every year, Ireland is home to dozens of film festivals, boasting the latest releases in Irish cinema as well as exciting new projects from filmmakers around the globe. From documentaries and independent shorts to animations and fictional features, there is something for everyone to enjoy! A Great Year of Irish Film 2016 saw another great year for the Irish Film Board, with A Date for Mad Mary, Handsome Devil, and of course the unforgettable faces of Conor and Jock from The Young Offenders to name but a few. This year continues to produce another stellar line-up of Irish talent on the big screen. Galway Film Fleadh 2017 Given it’s prominence […]

Four Provincial Championship Finals – One Massive Preview

By Ryan Corry June 29, 2017 (No)
After last weekends semi-finals were decided, the wheels were in motion for all of the 2017 GAA Senior Football Championship provincial finals. It’s been a hectic few months for players, battling in and out of the AIB Club Championship and fighting through the Allianz Football League. But of all the matches that have been played, none share the significance of the games ahead. A win for each county will take the pride of the province and secure a place at the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship quarter-finals in just under a months time. Let’s have a look at these four massive finals and what the fans can look forward to over […]

Cork World Book Fest 2017 – A Scholarly Success

By Alannah Kenny April 25, 2017 (No)
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 […]

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