DCU’s Humanities Ball cancelled day before it takes place

Peter O'Neill

Only a day before the ball was supposed to take place, it was cancelled.

The Humanities and Social Sciences Ball was cancelled on April 8th, just a day before it was meant to take place.

The ball, which had been named the “Scauldy Ball” was meant to take place in Tramline on April 9th.

Adam Healy, Humanities and Social Sciences Representative said that the ball was cancelled “in the best interest of the students”.

He was not able to clarify why exactly it was in the interest of students at the time of publishing.

Healy did add that this was a time of year when students were very busy and that there were a lot of different events going on.

News of the cancellation came from an e-mail sent by Healy to all humanities students on Monday, one day before the ball was due to go ahead on Tuesday the 9th of April.

All tickets bought for the ball were refunded according to Healy, which were on sale from the 26th of March up until the cancellation on the 8th of April. Healy said he could not comment at this time on how many tickets had been sold, however, he also said that keeping track of ticket sales was a job mostly done by the Students’ Union (SU).

The event named the “Scauldy Ball”, was due to commence at Tramline, a venue on D’Olier Street that night. It was described on its Facebook event page as a “Formal night in an informal nightclub.”

Attendees who had paid the €20 ticket price would have received finger food, pizza and an alcoholic can upon their arrival, according to previous e-mails from Healy. Lost Dublin, a DJ group was also scheduled to perform at the event.

SU Vice President for Education and Welfare, Craig McHugh, said similarly that it was “a difficult time of year to be having a ball”. He did not comment further on the cancellation, as the faculty balls are mostly the remit of the various faculties.

Other DCU related balls due to take place over the next month, include “The Grand Stretch Ball” on April 17th, run by the SU, and “The ED Ball”, an education faculty ball hosted by WhyNotNetworks with the Education faculty.

Peter O’Neill

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