DUBES, now in its 91st session holds the largest and most exclusive society event of the year in the form of BESS Ball, Trinity’s oldest black-tie ball. The BESS ball began in the year 1929, where it was just a small formal gathering with committee members. Since then, it has developed into one of Trinity’s most prestigious annual social events. Each year the DUBES committee decide on a lavish theme for the night, which adds to its originality and extravagance.
This spectacular night usually takes place in February and is held in some of the most gorgeous venues around Ireland such as Killashee House hotel which adds to its exclusive qualities. A glamorous evening commences when guests are greeted with a drinks reception upon arrival to the venue followed by a three course dinner. Guests then dance the night away whilst being entertained until sunrise by world famous artists such as John Gibbons in 2020 and Friends Within in 2019. All in all, it is truly an unmissable night.