Tag Archives: Christmas

Santa Stockings & Miniature Books Part II

Before Christmas I wrote about miniature books and I wondered would Santa bring me a miniature book? As with any Special Collections there is a back-log of unprocessed collections. While I was sorting through one of the unprocessed collections I … Continue reading

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Santa Stockings & Miniature Books

When I was young and believed in Santa Claus I used to get small presents in my Santa stocking. Such presents could be fruit (a throwback to the Victorian age or post-World War II Ireland) or a magnet. If I … Continue reading

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A Boolean Christmas in Cork,1850

George Boole did not always manage to spend Christmas with family during his time in Cork.  Often the College holidays did not allow enough time for the long journey back to Lincoln.  Sometimes money was also an issue.  In December 1850 … Continue reading

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The Hustle and Bustle of Christmas

This is a translation of “Cleachtaí agus Fotharaga na Nollag” available here: http://blogs.ucc.ie/wordpress/theriverside/2013/12/26/cleachtai-agus-fotharaga-na-nollag/ The hustle and bustle of Christmas today derives primarily from the impact of the Victorian world and of American commercialism:  The Christmas tree, for example, and the … Continue reading

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Cleachtaí agus Fotharaga na Nollag

Translation:  http://blogs.ucc.ie/wordpress/theriverside/2013/12/27/hustle-bustle-christmas/ Cleachtaí agus Fotharaga na Nollag sa lá atá inniu ann, eascraíonn siad cuid mhaith ó Victeoiriachas agus ó Mheiriceánachas: An Crann Nollag, agus an turcaí, cuirim i gcás, is nithe iad nach mbíodh áit go hiondúil acu i gceiliúradh … Continue reading

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