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Irish Tech Events You Need To Get To This Year

By Alannah Kenny September 12, 2017 (No)
Calling all tech lovers, there will be several Irish festivals, conferences and conventions happening this year paying homage to all things technological and scientific. Dublin is no stranger to hosting some of the biggest tech gatherings in Europe, with places like Galway and Cork beginning to get their spoke in too. Be it for educational or entertainment purposes, there’s something to interest everyone. Let’s see what’s on offer in the coming months. UPRISE Festival Originally spawning from Amsterdam, UPRISE is the biggest technology festival in Europe and it will be heading to the RDS in Dublin for a second year in a row. UPRISE is unique in that it’s not […]

World Cup Qualifier Preview: Ireland v Serbia

By Evan Coughlan September 3, 2017 (No)
Despite drawing 1-1 against Georgia, Ireland still find themselves in with a chance of winning the group, however a play-off place does seem a lot more likely. Currently in second place, two points behind group leaders Serbia and two ahead of the group’s top seed, Wales, the Boys in Green have just three games left to secure their place in Russia next summer. Can Ireland do it? Well, here’s how we think Ireland’s tell-all game against Serbia will play out. Georgia v Ireland The less said about this game, the better to be honest. I mean, Ireland were on the back foot as soon as Shane Duffy’s header bulged the net and, […]

3 Places in Ireland to Visit This Weekend

By Tahlia Peppard August 24, 2017 (No)
Ireland is such a beautiful country and so serene, the green green grass is so idyllic and the beaches surrounding the country have some beautiful scenery. Let’s be honest, Ireland is more photogenic than the average person, no matter what you’re sure to get a good shot. So, why not get out there this weekend and discover some of Ireland’s best features and sites. Here are 3 places in Ireland to visit this weekend. 1. Kilmainham Gaol Price: €9 per adult Kilmainham Gaol is a former prison in Kilmainham, Dublin. This is one for all you history buffs and for all those interested in Ireland’s history. This prison was first built in 1796 and closed its […]

5 Gigs You Need to See in Dublin This August

By Alannah Kenny August 1, 2017 (No)
Starting to feel allergic to the same summer anthems played on loop? Well Dublin is the place to be this August for those looking for a change of scenery and a few live gigs during the last month of the holidays. It’s no secret that we at The Sharpe are big supporters of local talent and hidden musical gems. There have been some blisteringly good gigs involving Irish musicians this year and there there are still plenty more to come. With that, we’d like to introduce you to five fantastic Irish acts who will all be performing in Whelan’s this month. 5) Oh Bryan An edgy Alternative Rock band hailing […]

10 of the Tastiest Cheat Meals in Dublin

By Alannah Kenny July 30, 2017 (No)
Tired of staring at the same four walls at dinner-time and in need of a night off cooking? A cheat meal treat is allowed once in a while and Dublin has some great restaurants and take-aways that serve food designed to make you savour every bite. So if you fancy letting your hair down and treating yourself to a top standard dinner, here are 10 fantastic cheat meals you can’t miss out on in the capital. Chilli Chicken Ramen – Mao If fresh Asian cuisine including Thai, Chinese and Japanese is a healthy option you would appreciate, Mao with its numerous Dublin restaurants might just do the trick. Chatham Row’s […]

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 […]

5 Gigs You Need to See in Dublin This July

By Alannah Kenny June 28, 2017 (No)
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 […]

Can Dublin Win a Seventh Consecutive Leinster Title?

By Evan Coughlan June 16, 2017 (No)
The easy and most logical answer to the question posed in the title of this article is, Yes, of course they can. Just look at the monster that Dublin football has become over the past few years, they very well could win the next five Leinster titles and nobody would be overly surprised. Dublin face off against the winners of the Offaly/Westmeath replay in the Leinster semi-final on Sunday June 25th, then a possible Leinster final against either Meath or Kildare on July 16th. So can the Dubs continue this run of dominance, which has seen them turn the Leinster championship into little more than a stroll over the past […]

The Best Beaches To Visit In Ireland

By Ryan Corry May 18, 2017 (No)
We all love those rare days that the sun pokes its head out and gives the people of Ireland reason to walk around topless, eat 99s and drink cans in public places in such large numbers that the guards have no answer for it. And where better to do it than on one of the best beaches in Ireland. We decided to dig into it and get a list of the best beaches around the country that you should consider visiting. Unlikely you’ll see them all considering we only get 8 sunny says each summer and we’ve listed 12 wonderful beaches to see. So lets get into it. Here is […]

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