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The Ultimate Guide to Getting a Tattoo in Dublin

By Zuzanna Piasek August 17, 2018 (No)
Getting a first tattoo can be incredibly stressful. After all, this is something that’s going to stay on your skin and won’t be easy to remove! With the Dublin International Tattoo Convention rolling into town this weekend, we want to make sure you have everything you need to know on tattoos. It’s an important decision for a lot of people and worth doing some research. So to aid you along the journey, we’ll take a look at everything to keep in mind when getting a tattoo in Dublin. 1. Do Your Research When getting a tattoo, it’s important you plan ahead so you get the best possible result you could […]

48 Hours In Ireland… The Ultimate Staycation Guide

By theSharpeUser July 23, 2018 (No)
Staycays are the new vacays thanks to the new-wave and old-school destinations and experiences our little gem of an island has to offer. Planning on visiting Dublin, Cork, Limerick or Galway? Well if you’re away in one of our great cities for 48 hours then read on for all the best things to see, do and eat for a fabulous weekend. There’s nothing more satisfying than the ease of a staycation. Finishing work on a Friday afternoon and hitting the road, knowing what the weather will be like (showers all weekend, probably), packing is a quick, no-nonsense affair. Just grab the essentials and not a care in the world about […]

6 Gigs You Need To See In Dublin This July

By Zuzanna Piasek July 1, 2018 (No)
There’s no better way to get your summer started than with some quality tunes! Whether you’ve just finished your exams or are taking a much needed holiday, you’ll always need good music to keep you company. So why not head out one evening with friends or family and celebrate the wide range of musical events happening in Dublin this July. We won’t delay you any longer in finding the perfect event to sip your cocktails to, here we go! 1. The Cadillac Three The Cadillac Three are an American southern rock group that were previously known as The Cadillac Black. All three members were originally part of the group American […]

6 Gigs You Need to See in Dublin This May

By Alannah Kenny May 4, 2018 (No)
With the summer just around the corner and the evenings getting brighter, it’s time to start enjoying the longer days. Dublin has some top class gigs lined up this month that will leave you feeling exhilarated without breaking the bank. So forget the Ed Sheerans and Demi Lovatos that usually tour around this time because you can still listen to some great music for a fraction of the cost and support home-grown talent along the way! 6) Philip Dunne As we have said before, The Sharpe is not shy about promoting deserving Irish talent and Philip has earned his spot on our top 6 this month. The 25 year old […]

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 Gigs You Need To See In Dublin This April

By Zuzanna Piasek April 4, 2018 (No)
Looking to head out this April and listen to some amazing tunes in Dublin? Well, don’t you worry we’ve got six gigs that you definitely don’t want to miss out on this month. As always, there’s a boatload of top draw Irish artists that will have you bopping to some serious beats. Not just one for finding great gigs at The Sharpe, we’ve also found artists that are releasing some of the best new music in Ireland, so that’s your next Spotify playlist sorted. Let’s get straight into it and see where the best spots are for gigs in Dublin this April. 1. The Hot Sprockets The Hot Sprockets are […]

The Fashion Idiots Guide to Man Shopping in Dublin

By Niamh Murray March 25, 2018 (No)
Shopping and men? Two things that don’t go as well together as Kim and Kanye. It can be extremely daunting for some fashion struggling males out there trying to find your ‘style’ and what suits ‘you’. The men’s Fashion industry has expanded in the past couple of decades with the more modern men being interested in their fashion appearance. This also includes a greater selection and variety in High Street Stores and online retailers. In my opinion, with the goods so readily available nowadays, no man has an excuse to not dress fashionably. Shopping Plan Tips Don’t fret though, Niamh is here to be your fashion Fairy Godmother, giving tips […]

5 Irish Gigs You Need To See This March

By Alannah Kenny March 6, 2018 (No)
With Paddy’s Day getting closer, it’s time to get in the swing of things this March as we have a Country and Trad takeover to celebrate. They say that Country-Western music got its origins from the Irish and with the list of gigs coming up on Paddy’s Day with an Irish Country theme, we can certainly believe it! So if you’re looking for a good line dance, hoedown, jig or a good Rattlin’ Bog chorus to suit the spirit of the weekend that’s in it, look no further! Check out some of these fantastic Irish gigs this March and witness our local gems show ‘em how it’s done. 5) The […]

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 […]

The Best Upcoming Comedy Gigs In Dublin and Beyond

By Amy Meegan February 19, 2018 (No)
Laughter’s the best medicine; trust me, it’s science. Research examining the effects of laughing has shown that regular bursts of chuckling can benefit our heart health, our mental health and our relationships. So get rid of those negative-craic people in your life, get out there and have a good laugh! But I suppose you’re wondering – “where do I go to get my good laugh?”. Well, wonder no more, we at The Sharpe have got you covered. Vicar Street Synonymous with comedy gigs in Dublin and intimate music shows, Vicar Street in Dublin’s Liberties is a must if you’re planning a comedy night out. Over the next couple of weeks, […]

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