Award season kicks off with announcement of Society of the Year nominations

The Central Societies Committee (CSC) has announced its final nominations for 11 prize categories ahead of tonight’s annual Society of the Year Awards.

1. Best Society Poster

‘Wong Kar Wai Season’ (Killian O’Dwyer) – Film Society

‘Barack Obama is a War Criminal’ (Naoise Dolan) – The Hist

‘Winter Speakeasy’ (Karen Champ) – Literary Society

‘Pucún’ (Grace Nuttall) – DU Players

‘We Need the Eggs’ (Colm Summers) – DU Players

‘TCD Staff & Students’ Exhibition 2013’ (Claire Doyle) – Visual Arts Society

2. Best Fresher

Dervla Collins – Law Society

Dónal Ring  – Cumann Gaelach

Kate Cox  – Vincent de Paul (VDP) and Voluntary Tuition Programme (VTP)

Laura Mulcair – Business and Economics Society (DUBES)

Matthew Nuding – Society for International Affairs (SoFIA)

Serena Bifolchi – Socialist Workers Student Society (SWSS)

Shannon Buckley Barnes – Trinity Arts Festival (TAF)

Sinéad Alari – Singers

Spencer Christie – Q Soc

Ursula McGinn – DU Players

Wanita Maher – Sociology Society

3. Best Online Presence

DU Players


Trinity FM

Trinity Orchestra

The Phil

DU Pirate Party

4. Best Individual

Adam Keilthy – Knitting Society

Alexandra Trant – The Hist

Anne Moroux – SWSS

Aoife Casey – European Law Students’ Association (ELSA)

Daniel Byrne – VDP

Darren Byrne – Dance Society

Francois Voeffra – Singers

Gareth Walsh – VTP

Heather Walsh – DU Players

Katie Biggs – Q Soc

Kevin Bluett – Trinity Orchestra

Luke Mulcahy – Trinity FM

Meme Carton – Amnesty

Michael Scholz – Russian Society

Niall McLoughlin – Jazz Society

Niamh Ní Chróinín – Cumann Gaelach

Nikki Truss – Mathematical Society

Oisín Byrne – Geographical Society

Raaj Zutshi – Indian Society

Rosalind Ní Shúilleabháin – The Phil

Ruth Keating – Law Society

Sarah Agha – Trinity TV

Sarah O’Neill – TAF

Shauna Stanley – Free Legal Advice Centre (FLAC)

5. Best Society Publication

‘The Player’ – DU Players

‘Historacle’ – The Hist

6. Best New Society

Global Development Society

Sociology Society


Trinity Economic Forum


7. Most Improved Society

DU Food and Drink

Indian Society

Maths Society

Trinity TV

Zoological Society

8. Best Society Event:

Jailbreak 2014 – VDP/Law Society/Amnesty

Jailbreak 2014 on Trinity FM

‘Through the Looking Glass’ – TAF

Trinity Economic Forum (TEF)

9. Best Small Society:

Indian Society

Neuroscience Society


Student Managed Fund (SMF)

10. Best Medium Society:


History Society

Maths Society

Q Soc

Trinity TV

Visual Arts

11. Best Large Society:

Cumann Gaelach

Food and Drink Society

Law Society

DU Players

Photo: Andrew Murphy, Society of the Year Awards 2013


Catherine Healy

Editor of Trinity News. Interested in politics, history and all forms of media.