Category Archives: Misc


41st Shade.

A clear headed documentary on cannabis in Ireland.

Featuring Limerick physician William O’Shaugnessy, discoverer of the medical properties of cannabis, Mr Nice, Mr Ming, Prof Crown, addiction counsellors and a covert mildly paranoia-inducing visit to a grow house.

Maker Paul Roban writes:

The intention of this documentary is to explore the role of cannabis in 21st Century Ireland, not least due to growing usage within the mainstream, but also because of our failure to prevent its distribution. For this reason, we need to question the resources ploughed into the ‘war on drugs’ and whether both the time and manpower called upon is justifiable when it appears that all other progressive nations are either entirely decriminalising cannabis or relaxing their laws on its possession.

(Made while Alan Shatter was still justice minister and James Reilly was Health Minister Reilly.)

Thanks 41st Shade



Lethal Dialect x JackKnife J (feat. Jess Kav) – Headstrong

Ciaran writes:

Dublin rapper Lethal Dialect launches his new – and third – album tonight in the Opium Rooms, Wexford Street, Dublin 2. Prowlster caught up to interview [link below] the 25-year-old from Cabra West who has matured from boombap rap to soulful hip-hop. Confident, articulate and serene as all get out.

Lethal Dialogue with Lethal Dialect (Prowlster)

Portraits by: Al Higgins



if they can’t dance they don’t want to be part of your revolution.

Dublin Says No sez:

“They said they couldn`t be defeated, we put it to the test. Today the people of North Dublin unleashed their secret weapon. The HOKEY POKEY.  GMC Sierra (water meter installers)  were instantly defeated as the employee ran for cover…”


Marriage in the sixties.

What was not to like?

Ciara Meehan writes:

Modern Wife, Modern Life is my exhibition running at the National Print Museum of Ireland between August and October 2015. It explores the idea of the ‘modern wife’ in 1960s Ireland as seen through the pages of women’s magazines. Please consider showing your support for the exhibition by donating on Fund It.

At the start of the twentieth century, manuals on how to be a good wife were widely available in Ireland. With the emergence of new technologies, women’s glossy magazines came to replace the traditional manual as did the advice given to newly married women and housewives in the 1960s.

The concept of being an ‘ideal wife’ became closely bound up with being a ‘modern wife’. The message was clear: a ‘good wife’ was not just beautifully presented, but also used all the latest modern devices. Her home – especially the kitchen – was an extension of her appearance and reputation. ‘Modern life’ and ‘modern wife’ became blended into the one ideal.

Anyone can be a part of this history project by loaning items from the 1960s which fit into one of the six themes of the exhibition; print culture, advice for the newly married wife, beauty and presentation, new technologies in the home; women behind the wheel and the wife who works. Rewards for contributing to the cost of producing the exhibition include reproduction images, a limited edition booklet and a private curator’s tour.

Previously: The Good Wife

Pic: Brand New Retro

Screen Shot 2014-10-24 at 16.06.07 Screen Shot 2014-10-24 at 16.06.24 Screen Shot 2014-10-24 at 16.06.42Photographs of a Dublin doorway on Mary’s Abbey; the Irish Museum of Modern Art; and a Dublin bus by Lynda Cosgrave

Lynda writes:

I’m an Irish photographer that takes pictures of Ireland and abroad and I’m currently having a 20% off sale on my prints at the moment. It would be great if you could let your readers know about the site at If anyone mentions Broadsheet when ordering, I could make the discount 25% instead.

Lynda Cosgrave



You might recall the competition to tie in with the release of Fury (2014).

Readers were offered a chance to drive a WW2 tank (like the one above) at the Irish Military War Museum Strinagh, Collon, Slane, Co. Meath

Runners up:

DNS: “I deserve to drive a WWII tank because I feel the need…….THE NEED to make up for other ‘inadequacies’ in my life.”

Bertie Blenkinsop: “I deserve to drive a WWII tank because. .. ah I’m not really Sher man.”

V for Viennetta: “I deserve to drive a WWII tank because then I would be full of thanks and a tank would be full of me.”

Declan:I deserve to drive a WWII tank because after being informed I’m being let go next week, I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore!”

Spaghetti Hoop: “I deserve to drive a WWII tank because I’ve been to paradise but I’ve never been to Meath.”

Mr. P.: “I deserve to drive a WWII tank because I do a tankless job, to provide for a tankless wife, the mother of my tankless children, a drive in this tank would be a Howl(itzer).”


1. I drive a car like a tank (Ranault megane). It eats petrol like a tank, costs the same to insure as a tank, makes the same noise as a tank and occasionally tanks.
2. Because when I was a kid I had a fish bowl and never a tank.
3. Im Irish so I say tanks all the time.
4. I go to church every week, they guy at the top says ‘let us give tanks’ and have I ever received one? Not even close.
5. Even though Im a middle aged man with 2 kids and a family saloon, I wants my 100 nazi scalps!

Thanks all.

Previously: I Deserve To Drive A WW2 Tank


The first of the yule season 2014

Irish-made stocking filler from dad and daughter beekeepers.

Céir Bare writes:

My father and I are beekeepers. He sorts out the honey and I make beautiful body butters and lip balms from the wax that our own bees produce in East Cork.  There are two body butters (currently) Lime and Black Pepper & Bergamot and Patchouli. They’re a little different than the usual flowery sorts. Available in 100g & 200g (€8 & €10) so perfect for the Xmas stocking!. Facebook (link below) has more details on the products., Email me at Happy to take orders in Ireland and the UK

Céir Bare (Facebook)

Irish Made stocking fillers to marked ‘Irish Made Stocking Fillers’. No fee, all filler.