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November 29, 2015 (No Comments) by theSharpeUser
June 28, 2019 (No Comments) by Zuzanna Piasek

Books have gained some competition in recent years with the technological world advancing so much. However, books can be the perfect way to get lost in a world, learn life lessons or educate yourself on a problem. Books can even teach you more than then the internet might at times which is why they are so important.  We’ve all heard of famous writers like T.S Eliot or Shakespeare but don’t worry I’m not just going to lay down the classics. I will include a wide range of books from all corners of the world. Also, it is important to note that there are millions of books out there that are […]

June 24, 2019 (No Comments) by theSharpeUser

A change of pace and style on Abbeygate Street in Galway city with the opening of Pleasure. It’s a time of change, for clubs, for retail and the vinyl industry — as competition with cafes, pubs, online and festivals is tougher than it ever has been. There is now a need for a new kind of space… like Pleasure. After a decade making clubs and nightlife spaces in Galway, and seeing the ways in which people experience music and club culture change, John Gillen wanted to do something to make sense of the old and the new. The installation type space — based off mobile soundsystems and incorporating elements of […]

June 12, 2019 (No Comments) by Kaleigh Ahern

Summer is coming, and the ‘Rodfather’ has given us a taste of more in the Rebel County. On the banks of the lovely Lee, the current crop of Cork bands is making big waves, so much that it would lead you to think there must be something special in the water, like. The surge in homegrown talent is testament to the heart-rate of the People’s Republic and we at The Sharpe were delighted to catch up with lots of homegrown acts to find out more. So, let’s whet our appetites with some of the most exciting gigs in Cork this summer. 1. Columbia Columbia is a fresh up-and-coming Rock and […]

May 17, 2019 (No Comments) by theSharpeUser

Rating We were lucky enough to enjoy a stay in one of Dublin’s newest hotels recently and we have to say it was a pretty cool experience. We stayed in the Clayton Charlemont hotel on a Thursday night and checked out on a Friday and it was a very enjoyable stay. The hotel is part of the Clayton Group of Hotels and the newest in their list of locations in Ireland and it shows. It’s really modern and trendy and is a great location for shopping, partying or even business. It’s close to Luas lines and about a 6-minute walk to Stephens Green/Grafton St while also being no distance from […]

May 9, 2019 (No Comments) by Kaleigh Ahern

A short conversation with James OR feels like packing myriad life lessons in a bottomless bag – you apply its contents to your own life, and the bag is refilled on the next coffee date. In other words – the 29-year-old Cork man is pure sound, like. “I’m not a believer of natural talent. I’m a big advocate of grit and hard work.” James is a homegrown artist who fills his days gathering some momentum, or at least trying to. From humble beginnings – and humble he is – this man’s music has taken him a far stretch from blasting out Nirvana covers with his wannabee rock star pals in […]

May 1, 2019 (No Comments) by Tahlia Peppard
deliveroo

As most Irish people know, Deliveroo is a site whereby you can order any type of take-away and get it delivered to your house, but what people don’t know is that it was founded in the United Kingdom and actually operates across 200 cities. Deliveroo basically makes its money by charging restaurants that are signed up a fee and the person who is ordering a booking fee. You can order many different things as all types of cuisines and restaurants are listed on the app and website, but to save you some time on deciding what to order, I will be listing different types of food and places you should […]

March 13, 2019 (No Comments) by Zuzanna Piasek
best barbershops in Dublin

If you are looking for a new place that can offer you the best hairstyle or haircut in town than this article might just find the right place for you. All barber shops can be unique in their very own ways so, here is a few examples of the best barbers in Dublin. Whether you are going in for a haircut or a shave these places are ready to accommodate you. Cut and Sew Barber Dublin 2 This barbershop has built itself up to be one of the best barber shops in Dublin. Starting out originally as a one-man barbershop it has conquered challenges over the years. Being in business […]

March 12, 2019 (No Comments) by Tahlia Peppard
The Alex Hotel Dublin Review

We recently had the pleasure to stay at The Alex for 1 night and boy was I impressed… The Alex is part of the O’Callaghan Collection, which includes other hotels such as, The Davenport, The Green and The Mont. They are situated all around the city centre and all hotels have been praised for the stylish décor, friendly staff and the best service. In particular, The Alex is a boutique hotel and is located on Fenian Street in Dublin. The Alex is inviting, warm and comfortable. It suits leisure travellers as well as the business one. Rooms/Décor The rooms at The Alex have recently been refurbished, with impeccable taste. Each […]

March 11, 2019 (No Comments) by Tahlia Peppard
festivals ireland

Ah, music festivals; the favourite pastime of many individuals during the Summer. In today’s article, I’ll be listing a few of the musical festivals that will be happening in Ireland this year and who knows, you may find yourself at one. Electric Picnic I had to start off with this one, it’s probably one of the most popular festivals and the tickets sell out super quick. Acts for this year include The 1975, Hozier, Florence and the Machine and many more. Electric Picnic has been staged since 2004 at Stradbally Hall in Stradbally in County Laois. It has been voted Best Big Festival at each of the last four Irish […]

March 7, 2019 (No Comments) by Tahlia Peppard
Kennedy’s Clontarf

Kennedy’s is a lovely little quaint café, come deli on the corner of Vernon Avenue in Clontarf. It overlooks the bay and on a sunny day, nothing can beat a nice, cold ice-cream from Kennedy’s. But that’s not the only thing they offer, they have a wide selection of dishes for your enjoyment and guess what, all at an affordable price. Continue reading our review for Kennedy’s Clontarf to see what you’ll be ordering on your next visit. Food/Dishes Kennedy’s dishes are full of home-made goodness. Their menu is a mix of healthy options, but of course has a selection of delicious treats. They do a lovely breakfast, which is usually what […]

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