Various venues,, Co Dublin
This occasion began as Dublin Culture Night in 2005, was an enormous success and has now spread to 28 cities and towns in Ireland
Until 10pm (and sometime later) on Culture Night museums, galleries, historic buildings, artist’s studios and other cultural venues all over Ireland will remain open, offering free tours, exhibitions, readings, performances and films. There will be drama and poetry, music and dance, workshops and lectures, all of them free of charge and with everyone welcomed.
Dublin is still the largest center and with over 150 venues or organisations taking part and more than 200 possible events to attend in Dublin alone, it’ll require some planning to get the best from the evening, and the Culture Night website helpfully categorises events by area. Dublin Bus are getting involved and providing free transport between some of the main venues throughout the evening.
The streets will be a hive of activity, with street performers and buskers and Culture Night Guides to assist people with navigating the various events.
Cork, Limerick and Belfast also have a huge number of events, and there are few parts of Ireland where you won’t find something of interest to attend.
This is very much a family event, with lots for children to enjoy, and while it is largely aimed at residents, visitors lucky enough to be around that night are welcomed and encouraged to join in.