Madness at the House of Hatters

Alice in Wonderland themed event provided something for everyone


As I embarked on my third night out in a row, my body quickly reminded me that I am no longer 18, but in fact the ripe old age of 22. My body is not meant for this, but I ploughed on, determined to party like a fresher.

The House of Hatters, hosted in the Turks Head, Temple Bar, was organised by Ents in conjunction with Snowsports, DUDJ and DUBES, adding an interesting mix of students and vibes to the event. The venue suited the theme, with a babylon style interior, full of mosaics, statues, mirrors and hedge-themed walls.


Some Trinity News staff members attended pre drinks hosted by DU Players and DUDJ, held in the Players Theatre. In anticipation of glitter, the theme of Freshers week, I wore a blue sparkly glittery top to pre drinks in the GMB with the Phil. Thank you Phil for the lovely beer. I bopped up in my Nike’s opting for comfort over fashion. I wasn’t going to pull anyway, they are all too young. It would have been wrong.


A sell-out event, this club was perfect for the crowds with three different rooms, each with their own unique style of music, including up & coming Dublin rappers Damola and Sam Ojo. The Freshers seemed to be having fun. Speaking with one Junior Freshman student from Dublin, she was excited for the year ahead, and even considered pursuing her journalistic interests, as I shamelessly tried to recruit her.
A highlight of the night was the spectacular lighting, which enhanced and electrified the mood. Party-goers danced on all night, the previous nights antics clearly not holding them back. Who knows what tonight’s Ents event will bring?


Bláithín Sheil

Bláithín Sheil is a final year Law and French student. After a year abroad in Strasbourg, she feels more French than Irish. Loves to run. She is the Deputy Comment Editor of Trinity News.