Wrestling for meaning after Christmas

“I took part in the Boxing Day Sales this year… on Christmas Day”   Today is the day we’re traditionally meant to take down the Christmas decorations we were once so worried about. When I was 11 years old, my cousin gave me one sage piece of advice, “enjoy Christmas this year Sorcha, every year […]

Santa’s secret – it’s not magic… it’s science!

  Santa’s challenge Lets establish the problem we are going to analyse in the article. Santa Claus is an elderly, rather large man who spends one night in the year to deliver presents to children all around the world. He travels in a flying sleigh pulled by nine flying reindeers. Once he gets to a […]

Hygge: how the Danes bring warmth into their winters

“’Hygge’ does not translate into English. It is both an abstract noun and a verb, usually used to denote spending time with friends and family and having a laugh.”   Winters in Denmark can be very long, lasting from early November to March, and are often snowy. The Danes cope with these harsh winters through […]

Trinity students receive wide acclaim for ISL carol video

Three Trinity students have received a massive social media response this week for their Irish sign language rendition of a well known Christmas Carol. Abbie O’Neill, Joanne O’Donnell and Amy Durkin are students in the Centre of Deaf Studies.   The three girls released “Santa Clause is Coming to Town” onto the sign language vlog […]

The best Christmas adverts

As dreary November reaches its bitter end, the Christmas advertisement juggernaut strikes the general populace without warning. Can one really consider the festive season to be in full swing without spotting that plucky child run out onto the road after the red Coca-Cola truck as the manic chorus of “Holidays Are Coming” crescendos? For one […]

Staying in Dublin for Christmas

International students talk to Trinity News about how they plan to spend their Christmas holidays in Dublin.

The Way Back

The Way Back Director: Peter Weir Cast: Ed Harris, Jim Sturgress, Colin Farrell, Mark Strong & Saoirse Ronan 2:1 by Sean Driver The Way Back is Peter Weir’s most recent motion picture since 2003’s Master and Commander. Adapted in collaboration with Keith Clarke from Slavomir Rawicz’s memoir, A Long Walk Home, the film follows Jim […]


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