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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
Age Suitability: 18+
Facilities: Bar, Parking
Features: Wheelchair accessible
Address: glór, Causeway Link, Cappahard, Ennis, County Clare, Ireland
Time: 10pm - 12am, no booking required.
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.
Stevie G presents Minnie Marley, Kestine, Yesunia, Salamay & King koko
John Spillane & Doireann Ní Ghríofa with special guests
Fish Go Deep with Conal Creedon
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
Time: 8pm to late
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
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 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
Time: 8pm - 11pm
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.
Age Suitability: 12+
Facilities: Bar, Café, Parking, Restaurant
Features: Wheelchair accessible
Address: Carton House Hotel, Carton Demesne, Maynooth, County Kildare, Ireland
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
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.
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
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
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
The Limerick Voices experience is going to be at Bedford Row to showcase the stellar work of some of our current participants.
Age Suitability: all ages
Address: Bedford Row, Limerick, Ireland
Locations: Limerick City
Time: 6.45pm - 9pm
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Jam At The Royal With Music Generation
Jam@TheRoyal with Music Generation, 5:30pm at the backdoor at The Theatre Royal Waterford.
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
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
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.
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