Category: "Motley Features"

History of UCC Societies pt.II

During the summer of 2010, a forgotten archive of UCCs Clubs and Societies was discovered at the back of the Accommodation office on College Road. In it were extracts from a book which was being prepared for the “150 years of UCC” celebration in 1995. Unfortunately the book was never published and was abandoned along with the majority of the written work.

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Retail Hell

There are two things you are not allowed to complain about if you are in college: one of them is your hangover, for the simple reason that hangovers are far, far too common for anyone to really want to hear about them, so buck up and get to class. The second thing that will not be tolerated is complaining about your steady income.

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Strictly Come Straussing

Audrey Dearing

So it happened. You watched Amadeus and Marie Antoinette back to back, and you turned off the DVD player to see that Strictly Come Dancing is having a six-hour marathon. You have no choice to stand up and curse God for the awful fate of having been born in the wrong generation.

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10 things I love about College Road

So we’ve all walked up and down it a thousand times, but have you really appreciated the simple, understated beauty of College Road?

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Perfect Stranger – Honor Carroll

hristmas season starts earlier than most for Honor Carroll, a pleasant and cheery mother of six from Carrigaline. For her, the Christmas baking doesn’t start days or even weeks ahead of time, but a solid three months before the big day. Using her grandmother’s traditional Christmas pudding recipe, Honor makes this desert in September with the help of her children.

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Murphy’s Law

Bogger turned city slicker Kieran Murphy takes us on a self indulgent journey of his life in Dublin. Having climbed the Himalayas and shifted every person in the vicinity of Gorby’s, he decided to try his luck in the big Shmoke.

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Gifts of the Future

Sam Marks presents… Christmas Gifts to dream about!

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Eggnog for Dummies

As a big dirty yank, one of the things associated with Christmas for me is eggnog. Nothing says “Jesus has been born” like a sip of raw eggs covered in cream and alcohol, and it’s just shocking that Ireland hasn’t copped on to this delicious traditional drink.

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Christmas Bitching

Ian Wasia lays out the law: He ain’t the Grinch. But he’s just as bad.

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A Chance Encounter

‘A blind man is more likely to see what he has and be thankful than those that can see.’

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