By Eoin O’Byrne, originally posted at The O’Byrne Book. Copied over as part of our blog syndication series. “Blood is thicker than water”, “curiosity killed the cat”: these are sayings and proverbs that have a very well established meaning for most people, however once you look closely you can see, at least if you look at … Continue reading The O’Byrne Book: “Misery Loves Company” — My Mental Health
Two pieces on friendship, sacrifice and helping others, from Jill Kingston and Eoin O’Byrne, as part of our blog syndication series. Continue reading “Jill Kingston / Eoin O’Byrne: Don’t Set Yourself On Fire To Keep Others Warm”
Words by Laura O’Connor. Originally posted on the Building Skyward blog, brought to Sharp with permission as part of our blog syndication series. Write It On Your Skin So I got a tattoo recently. I’ve made it no secret. It’s my first one, consisting of four “triangle yokes”, as someone once said to me, going … Continue reading Building Skyward: “Write It On Your Skin” / “What’s Your Favourite Colour?”
Words by Cathy Naughton, header illustration by Emily Horgan Some might say that I’m addicted to social networking, and they wouldn’t be entirely wrong. Like my fellow nineties’ kids and millennials, I’ve watched Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and countless other social networks grow exponentially in the last decade or so, both in user numbers and in … Continue reading When did suicidal ideation become cool and relatable?
Life is about communities and the interactions between the people within them. Communities power the movement in our lives; there’s so much value that comes from how we build the groups of friends that structure our social lives, that come from combining diverse ideas, experiences and perceptions to give us a stronger, better view of … Continue reading The Tiny Empire Trading Company
It’s been a while, and I have a lot to write about, sorry. It’s been a bit of time since I last wrote a blog post, mostly because I’ve been so busy watching all of the Harry Potters and eating. I’ve been in Germany now for exactly 120 days. That is, surprisingly, about seven days … Continue reading Germany Part Five: Loud Sex and Aggressive Travelling
Featuring reviews of Sigur Rós, Lisa Hannigan, James Vincent McMorrow, Kojaque, Young Phantom, Sample Answer and more, it’s the first (maybe?) issue of the Dublin Review of Gigs!
We honestly haven’t been doing a good job uploading archives of our shows lately. But we will get better at this next year. In the meantime, Colm recorded this this week, fifty people listened in live, and we thought it might be good to share it. Continue reading Sharp on Mixlr – Summer 2016, Episode 1, “Glow”
We’re built to romanticise ideas. It’s what I do constantly in my blog posts after all, talking up the big wide world around me, trying to find the points as I settle in. Some things are made glorious. I’m writing this on my laptop in a pretty little café in Nuremberg sipping on a home-made … Continue reading The Further Lost & Found – More of Colm’s thoughts from Dublin and beyond
Where the hell have I been eh?! I haven’t written anything in a while, I don’t know if it’s because I’ve been doing too much, or I haven’t been doing enough that’s worth writing about. But I think it’s time to come back to it and give a little update on what I’ve been getting up … Continue reading Germany Part Four – In Terms Of Pride And Financial Burdens, An Introspective