Enter your email to read this article
Read news on any topic, in one place, from publishers like The Economist, FT, Bloomberg and more.

The best Culture Night events taking place in every county in Ireland tonight

Culture Night 2022 will take place tonight, the seventeenth edition of Culture Night is brought to you by the Arts Council.

A national moment, celebrating culture, creativity and the arts and seeks to actively promote the belief that this rich and varied culture is alive, treasured and nurtured in people’s lives.

It is delivered nationwide in cities, towns, villages and rural locations as well as online.

READ MORE: Hilarious video captures young girl crying after realising she won't be princess when she grows up

Doors are opened late and special events are made available to the public free of charge thanks to Dublin City Council, and The Arts Council.

Culture Night is on September 23rd in every county in Ireland (The Arts Council)

There will be over 300 free events in Dublin this Culture Night.

We’ve rounded up the best events you can catch in every county around Ireland.

Carlow

The Carlow Storytellers

The Carlow Storytellers return for another Culture Night performance with their unique mix of recitations, storytelling, drama, poetry and, of course, lots of Ceol Agus Craic! Featuring special guests.

Genres: Spoken Word, Storytelling | Oral History

Age Suitability: All ages

Features: Family friendly, Wheelchair accessible

Address: Carlow Library, Tullow Street, Carlow, Ireland

Locations: Carlow Town

No booking required: 7.30pm to 9.15 pm

Cavan

There a few events on in Virginia, Co. Cavan.

5pm Stilt Walking in the Town from the Church of Ireland Grounds.

6pm Syrian Dance Group & Irish Dance Group perform a formation multicultural dance in-front of the

Courthouse.

7pm “Two in the Dock”, a Play written by Eddie Brady performed in The Courthouse, Virginia.

8pm Riverfront Bar & Grill locals perform a variety of music, song and dance.

Start time: 5pm - 10pm

Clare

Enjoy a free night of live music with high-energy covers performed by the local band The Jager Bombers.

With a setlist of the very best pop, rock, funk and soul – they’re guaranteed to keep you dancing all night long! Over 18’s only.

Genres: Music

Age Suitability: 18+

Facilities: Bar, Parking

Features: Wheelchair accessible

Address: glór, Causeway Link, Cappahard, Ennis, County Clare, Ireland

Time: 10pm - 12am, no booking required.

Cork

City Hall - Concert Hall

Cork City Council and The Good Room present Magic Nights by the Lee at Cork City Hall, a very special late-night free event bringing together some of Cork’s most legendary artists with some of the freshest sounds by contemporary musicians.

Doors Open

9.00pm

Stevie G presents Minnie Marley, Kestine, Yesunia, Salamay & King koko

9.15pm -9.40pm

John Spillane & Doireann Ní Ghríofa with special guests

9.45pm-10.20pm

Brian Deady

10.30pm-11.00pm

Fish Go Deep with Conal Creedon

11.00pm- 12.00am

Donegal

Soak up Culture Night in Conway’s Bar, Ramelton with an eclectic night of Donegal culture.

Join Fraoch from the Fanciful Foodie who will share tips on how to forage food in the Ramelton area, while dancer Megan Jennings will bring belly dancing and burlesque to the bar.

Address: Conways Bar, Castle Street, Rossreagh, Ramelton, County Donegal, Ireland

Locations: Letterkenny

Time: 8pm to late

Dublin

Acid Granny | Pop-Up Performance

Armed with a shopping trolley soundsystem, Acid Granny devise surreal ambulatory performances in collaboration with passers by in the urban landscape of Dublin City.

Catch them on Capel Street where they’ll be staging a pop-up performance

Time: 8.30pm - 9.30pm

Genres: Music / Performance / Street Art / Visual Art

Features: All ages / Wheelchair accessible

Address: Capel Street, Dublin 1

No Booking Required

Screen Ireland Presents: 15th Anniversary Screening of ‘Once’

Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland proudly presents a special 15th Anniversary screening of the Academy Award winning film Once.

Come along and enjoy this unique outdoor screening of the 2007 romantic musical drama written and directed by John Carney.

Time: 9.00pm - 10.00pm

Genres: Film / Screening

Features: 15+ / Wheelchair accessible

Address: 3 Dame St, D02 DR53

No Booking Required

Galway

Strange Brew presents a dazzling array of musicians performing at the Roisin Dubh as part of Culture Night 2022.

Tracy Bruen, Paddy Hanna, Eoin Dolan, Bríd Kenny, Stevie Healy, Bees & Sawdust will all be featured on the night.

Address: Róisín Dubh, 8 Dominick Street Upper, Galway, Ireland

Time: 7.30pm - 11.30pm, Free

Kerry

Kerry International Film Festival presents a programme of short films in an outdoor film screening in the Tralee Town Square.

The event will be a celebration of Irish culture and the line-up will include films in both English and Irish along with films from Kerry filmmakers.

Genres: Film | Screen | Animation

Address: Tralee, County Kerry, Ireland

Locations: Tralee

Time: 8pm - 11pm

Free Admission

Kildare

As part of Jazz in County Kildare, on Culture Night the Johnny Batista Trio will play at Carton House at 7pm.

Jazz in County Kildare, produced by Kasia Eliasz, is supported by Kildare County Council and funded by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media’s Local Live Performance Programming Scheme.

Genres: Music

Age Suitability: 12+

Facilities: Bar, Café, Parking, Restaurant

Features: Wheelchair accessible

Address: Carton House Hotel, Carton Demesne, Maynooth, County Kildare, Ireland

Locations: Maynooth

Free Admission from 7pm - 8pm

Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann Leixlip

Join Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann Leixlip at The Wonderful Barn for a traditional Irish music session.

Time: 7.30pm - 8.30pm

Kilkenny

Join Culture Night at Butler Gallery for BG Block Party to celebrate Culture Night, with live Djs in the gardens, late night entry to Kevin Atherton: The Return and Showcase by our youth collective Youth, Ecology, Art.

Listen:

BG Block Party – live DJs playing in the gardens of Butler Gallery.

Free entry is on a first come first served basis.

Address: Butler Gallery, John’s Quay, Kilkenny, Ireland

Time: 6pm - 9pm

Laois

Representing some of the many nationalities that make up modern Laois, musicians, poets and artists will present song, dance, spoken word, art and delectable treats to share together in this celebration of vibrant contemporary Culture.

Presented in association with Dunamaise Young Curators & Laois Africa Support Group.

Address: Dunamaise Arts Centre, Church Street, Moneyballytyrrell, Portlaoise, County Laois, Ireland

Time: 6pm - 9.15pm

Leitrim

Poetry & Music @ The Olive Tree

Come and listen and, if you are inclined, bring a poem to read!

Sligo based poet Mary Branley in collaboration with local folk band ‘GreenBird’ will be performing her poetry.

GreenBird will also perform some of their folk songs with lyrics by poets such as Christina Rossetti, Percy Bysshe Shelly and even Shakespeare

Address: The Olive Tree, Saint George’s Terrace, Townparks, Carrick-On-Shannon, County Leitrim, Ireland

Time: 7pm - 10pm

Limerick

Music Generation

The Limerick Voices experience is going to be at Bedford Row to showcase the stellar work of some of our current participants.

Genres: Music

Age Suitability: all ages

Address: Bedford Row, Limerick, Ireland

Locations: Limerick City

Time: 6.45pm - 9pm

Longford

Street Art – Festival of Cultures

The Festival will showcase various arts, music, food and dance from Cultures around the world. The events will take place at Bridgeways FRC main Hall, St. Matthews Church Skellys Bar.

Address: Lovells Homevalue, Main Street, Ballymahon, County Longford, Ireland

Time: 4pm onwards

Louth

Carlingford Heritage Centre

Top International artists will be joined by an exciting initiative of the Opera Unleashed Youth Chorus in working with Culture Connect.

A fusion of European, Irish, African traditional and classical music both instrumental and vocal.

Address: Carlingford Heritage Centre, Church Road, Carlingford, County Louth, Ireland

Time: 8pm - 10pm

Mayo

Culture Night at Ballina Arts Centre

So much to entertain you this Culture Night at Ballina Arts Centre, Visual Art, Dear Old Ballina: A Celebration of Ballina People

Gallery Talk: Nuala Clarke

Ballina Arts Centre. 6pm

Artist Nuala Clarke will give a talk about the exhibition Moving Outward

Dear Old Ballina: A Celebration of Ballina People & Area

This exhibition provides a snapshot of the history of the town and some of the people who made the town

Culture Night Concert:

Ballina Arts Centre. 8pm

Popular mayo band Doppler, Steve Wickham, Felip Carbonell and Ray Coen,

Address: Carrowcushlaun West, Ballina, County Mayo, F26 NW83

Meath

Kells Arts Club in O'Connors Function Room, Farrell Street, Kells

An evening of music, dance and spoken word showcasing creativity in the Arts with a range of performers drawn from the rich cultural diversity of Kells heritage town.

Address: O’Connor’s Bar, Farrell Street, Townparks, Kells, County Meath, Ireland

Time: 7.30pm - 9.30pm

Monaghan

Clones Film Festival are screening two drive in movies at St. Tiarnach’s GAA Car Park.

7.00pm – Ice Age

9.30pm – O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Please note that capacity is limited and booking is required. 1 ticket/car

Time: 7.30pm - 9.30pm

Offaly

For over fifty years’ the Clara Musical Society have been bringing quality entertainment and national award winning productions to audiences in the midlands.

They are delighted to return to Culture Night with an interactive fun way to enjoy musical theatre.

The audience are invited to join in and sing along with some favourite hits from well-known musicals.

Address: Friends Meeting House, Clara, County Offaly, Ireland

Time: 8pm - 9.30pm

Roscommon

Athleague with support from Grow Remote and Roscommon County Council are hosting a movie night for Culture Night at the Athleague Community Centre.

The classic film Grease will be played while the community come together in this shared experience.

Address: Athleague, County Roscommon

Time: 7pm - 9pm

Free admission

Sligo

Blue Raincoat Theatre

How do you see the world in 2050?

Come and paint your vision directly on the foyer floor. All ages are welcome to take part in this free family event.

Facilitated by Bettina Seitz, Donncadh O’Callaghan and Sandra O’Malley.

The Factory Performance Space: 6-8pm

Address: The Factory, Lower Quay Street, Rathquarter, Sligo, Ireland

Tipperary

The Wild Geeze, Clonmel Applefest, at Lili’s Lane Hearns Hotel.

THE WILD GEEZE are farmer Breda Larkin from the metropolis of Ballinasloe and burlesque chanteuse Miss Lavelle of the 061.

The talented 2 meet in an explosion of unique & unapologetic queer female led entertainment

Hosted by farmer comedian Breda Larkin who puts down the shovel to pick up the guitar & sing with the hilarious burlesque chanteuse Miss Lavelle.

Address: Hearns Hotel, Parnell Street, Oldbridge, Clonmel

Time: 10pm to 12am

Waterford

Jam At The Royal With Music Generation

Jam@TheRoyal with Music Generation, 5:30pm at the backdoor at The Theatre Royal Waterford.

Westmeath

Emerald Lakes performance in Rochfortbridge Community Centre

Emerald Lakes will provide Free live performances of music, song, dance and storytelling in Rochfortbridge Community Centre

Time: 7.30pm - 9.30pm

Wexford

One of Ireland’s leading drag artists and star of Comedy Central’s Dragony Aunts, Candy Warhol is headed to Enniscorthy.

She will be joined by very special guests Viola Gayvis, Daria Décolleté, and Lavender for a night of drag, burlesque, and comedy.

Hailing from Cork City, Candy Warhol has been one of Ireland’s most renowned drag acts for over a decade.

Address: The Presentation Arts Centre, Convent Road, Enniscorthy,

Time: 10pm - 12am

Wicklow

The Hot Spot Music Club, above the Beach House pub, Greystones Marina

Carnival of Culture is heading to the Hot Spot.

Performers on the night include The Zoryanna Tribal Style Dance Troupe, inspired by folkloric dances of the Middle East, North Africa, Spain, Indonesia and India.

Admission is free. Doors 8pm. Don’t miss this fun-filled live arts event.

You can see the full schedules for Culture Night 2022 here.

READ MORE:

Get breaking news to your inbox by signing up to our newsletter

Related Stories
Culture Night 2022: County-by-county guide to what’s going on in your area tonight
Culture Night 2022 takes place tonight with hundreds of free arts and cultural events taking place in each town, city…
From analysis to the latest developments in health, read the most diverse news in one place.
Culture Night 2022: Ireland’s largest gathering of remote workers to take place
Ireland's largest gathering of remote workers will take place this week as part of Culture Night 2022.
Culture Night 2022: Free gigs and concerts happening in Dublin
There is a huge amount of live music happening in Dublin for Culture Night 2022
New Annual festival kicks off with ambitious program
New Annual festival curator Adrian Burnett doesn't hesitate to admit this year's event, featuring more than 40 arts and cultural…
Leading dancer offers a vision beyond your reality
Titan Arum, showing in the New Annual festival, is an evolving performance that takes the audience into a surreal world
One place to find news on any topic, from hundreds of sites.
Culture Night 2022: One million people turn out for arts events across the country
Around one million people are believed to have attended Culture Night events last night.