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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 […]

5 Gigs You Need to See in Cork This Year

By Alannah Kenny March 29, 2017 (One)
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 […]

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