Traditionally, the 6th of January, Nollaig na mBan, was the day when the woman of the house would finally put her feet up after all the turkey basting and sprout peeling of the Christmas period and her husband would take …
A greener Christmas
Iseult Reid weighs up the options for a more environmentally friendly Christmas
The time has come to consider ‘greening’ our Christmases. The mass amount of waste created by the holiday is extremely polluting. The methane and carbon dioxide gas created by landfill as this waste decomposes is contributing to the greenhouse gas …
Wrestling for meaning after Christmas
Sorcha Ní Cheallaigh reflects on the significance of the stress that comes with shopping at the end of the festive period
“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 …
Santa’s secret – it’s not magic… it’s science!
SciTech Editor Katarzyna Siewierska takes us through what it would take for one Santa and nine reindeers to deliver presents to children around the world. Warning: If you believe in Santa, do not read
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 …
Hygge: how the Danes bring warmth into their winters
Hannah O’Brien-Møller explores the ways the Danes cope with their long winters, including their unique concept of ‘hygge’
“’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 …
Trinity students receive wide acclaim for ISL carol video
The video signing Santa Clause is Coming to Town has received over 95,000 views
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 best Christmas adverts
Which cheery festive adverts capture our hearts year after year? Caoimhe Gordon delves into the archives to find out.
Staying in Dublin for Christmas
International students talk to Trinity News about how they plan to spend their Christmas holidays in Dublin.
Emma Collins, a third year student from Boston, is one of the many Trinity students who will be remaining in Dublin during the Christmas holidays. She tells me she loves Dublin: “It reminds me of Boston and there’s lots to …