Posts Tagged ‘ Christmas ’



Brother where art thou?

Dec 24th, 2012 | By | Category: This and That

  Tole at home this Christmas Christmas will be a tad different for me this year. It’ll be the first time ever celebrating it without my always great fun, younger brother. This year he’ll be spending Christmas on the beach with some Australians and a vast amount of sunburnt Irish people. Aside from my parents, […]




Gay as Christmas

Dec 23rd, 2012 | By | Category: This and That

Family Christmas is one of those things that can strike love, frustration, excitement or outright fear into our hearts. It depends on your relationship to your family, but for most of us there is probably a combination of all of the above.




Oh Christmas T…

Dec 18th, 2012 | By | Category: This and That

I have a proposal for you to avoid the embarrassment of lackluster gift giving. For €20.13 you get a TENI t-shirt (which is pretty styling even by itself), a years membership to TENI and a trans* activist wrist band (just like all the cool kids wear!)




Christmas crafts

Dec 14th, 2012 | By | Category: This and That

Giving somebody something that you’ve spent time and effort on always goes down well: people love that it’s unique and handmade, that you put away some hours out of your life to try and create something especially for them.




Crafty Christmas: easy presents to make when you’re broke

Dec 5th, 2012 | By | Category: This and That

  For your Homemade Hipster The thing about hipsters is that they hate being called hipsters. My best friend is the queen of the hipsters but she would stake her collection of men’s jumpers that she is not. In spite of her protestations, she can’t resist the kitschy charm of something that can’t be bought. […]




Christmas Day open thread

Dec 25th, 2011 | By | Category: This and That

How are things going for you, then? Have the meat sweats started? Have you had more turkey today than you’ve ever had in your entire life? Did Santa arrive at your house? How many times have you watched The Wizard of Oz? Have you cried into your Christmas pudding over the departure of Anne Doyle? Are you at risk of mental breakdown if you hear one more Christmas song? Which relation is passed out under the tree? Share all!




A is for Anne Doyle

Dec 25th, 2011 | By | Category: People we Love

Here is the news: Icon and utter legend Anne Doyle reads her final news broadcast at 8:50pm today, Christmas Day, after 33 years with RTÉ. In honour of the Wexford woman’s last broadcast, here are some photos of the legend herself. Anne, we salute you!




A very Gaelick Christmas

Dec 25th, 2011 | By | Category: Music

Merry Christmas, everyone! This morning, as you tear the wrapping from your gifts like a rabid animal, and as I make a dent in this bottle of cava, click “play” on this here playlist to set the tone of the day.




How are you coping with Christmas Eve? (Open thread)

Dec 24th, 2011 | By | Category: This and That

How are the festive preparations going for you? Have you all the presents bought? The food ready to go? The massive arguments primed and ready? The alka seltzer on standby? Are your nerves just about to snap? Stacks of mince pies waiting to be gobbled? And most importantly, what are you hoping for this Christmas? Gather ‘round, get it off your chest and tell all in the comments!




Naughty and nice

Dec 24th, 2011 | By | Category: Current Affairs

It turns out that Santa Claus has a lesbian working in the toy factory and, even though she didn’t win the Secrets Ireland hamper, she has taken some time out of her busy schedule to tell us who will get a pressie from the big man this year.




In the bleak midwinter…

Dec 22nd, 2011 | By | Category: This and That

Ah, the winter solstice. It could be the ultimate hipster holiday: “Yeah, well I celebrated Christmas before Jesus was even born, y’know roysh?”




Secrets Ireland competition winner!

Dec 19th, 2011 | By | Category: This and That

Our lucky winner of the Secrets Ireland competition has won for herself a fabulous hamper of goodies, which has been put together exclusively for Gaelick and is worth over €80!




WIN! A Secrets Ireland hamper

Dec 14th, 2011 | By | Category: This and That

Did you enjoy our 12 Toys of Christmas series? Did you see things you liked? Would you like a free something to jingle your bells and tousle your tinsel? Well, don ye now your gay apparrel! Because thanks to Secrets Ireland we have an amazing hamper to give away to one lucky reader!




The 12 Toys of Christmas: Day 12

Dec 12th, 2011 | By | Category: Books

(Probably NSFW!) The fabulous Secrets Ireland has teamed up with the team here at Gaelick Towers, to bring you: The 12 Toys of Christmas! Each day, we will bring you a festive fave from the Secrets Ireland shelves, to make you ooh! and ahh!




The 12 Toys of Christmas: Day 11

Dec 11th, 2011 | By | Category: This and That

(Probably NSFW!) The fabulous Secrets Ireland has teamed up with the team here at Gaelick Towers, to bring you: The 12 Toys of Christmas! Each day, we will bring you a festive fave from the Secrets Ireland shelves, to make you ooh! and ahh!




The 12 Toys of Christmas: Day 10

Dec 10th, 2011 | By | Category: This and That

(Probably NSFW!) Our 12 Toys of Christmas – brought to you by Gaelick and Secrets Ireland – has another festive fave from the Secrets Ireland toy store, to make you ooh! and ahh! We’re on to day 10, and it’s a good ‘un that’s guaranteed to get you, er, leaping!




The 12 Toys of Christmas: Day 9

Dec 9th, 2011 | By | Category: This and That

(Probably NSFW!) The fabulous Secrets Ireland has teamed up with the team here at Gaelick Towers, to bring you: The 12 Toys of Christmas! Each day, we will bring you a festive fave from the Secrets Ireland shelves, to make you ooh! and ahh!

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