Our top picks for Culture Night 2022 across the country

By Katy Thornton

September 21, 2022 at 4:14pm

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One night for all.

 

Hard to believe Culture Night has come around once again. The 2022 edition of Culture Night takes place on the 23rd September across the country, with over 300 free events, and each county going all out to celebrate. While there are simply way too many events to list, we have compiled some of our top picks.

Dublin

Fruit & Veg Market, Night Moves: A celebration of Dublin’s current cross-generational club culture while looking forward to the future of clubbing in the city. Perfect for Culture Night 2022.

Where: 

Mary's Lane

What time: 

4:30pm-11pm

Galway

Multinational Food EventThis Culture Night event will focus on the food of eight different nationalities and aims to showcase how important food is to each culture.

Where:

Our Lady's Boys Club Galway

What Time:

5pm-8pm

Cork

Words in Motions - Spoken Word Culture on Culture Buses: Hop on a Bus Eireann Culture Bus and enjoy Words in Motion, a collective of Cork’s poets and writers reading from their works, curated by Munster Literature Centre.

Where:

Cork City Hall

What Time: 

7pm-10pm

Derry

Jazz, Folk and Funk Trail: Beginning at The Guildhall, this mini trail of Jazz and original music by some of Derry’s finest musicians.

Where: 

Multiple locations

What Time: 

6pm-11:30pm

Laois

FADÓ FACES Exhibition: This exhibition celebrates Laois' older people through traditional portrait painting and digital art by a selection of local artists.

Where: 

Dunamaise Arts Centre

What Time: 

4pm-10pm

Donegal

Zona Dance: Check out this performance from the students of the Zona Dance Company.

Where: 

Mulroy Business Park

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What Time: 

6:30pm-8pm

Louth

Remembering The 1922 Escape from Dundalk Gaol: At this historical retelling hear from the family members of the prisoner escapees.

Where: 

Dundalk Gaol

What Time: 

7:30pm-9pm

Tyrone

Nirvana Roots: How am I just learning that Carrickmore is Kurt Cobain's ancestral home? This event will be a homage to some of Nirvana's best work.

Where: 

Patrician Hall

What Time: 

11pm

Monaghan

Junk Kouture: See the wonderful designs by Monaghan's young people in the window of the NCBI shop, showcasing these young designers’ thought processes, creations and messaging coming together – a celebration of creativity

Where: 

NCBI Monaghan Town

What Time: 

4pm-6pm

Mayo

See What You Can Make: Mulranny Arts presents samples and pieces of art as well as a workshop this Culture Night.

Where: 

Mulranny Arts

What Time: 

7pm-9pm

Sligo

Trad Music at The Abbey: What better way to spend Culture Night than with some traditional Irish music?

Where: 

The Abbey

What Time: 

6:30pm-8pm

Kilkenny

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Kilkenny Famine Experience: The Kilkenny Union Workhouse has now become the MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre, but this tour will teach you about the former workhouse and the people that lived there.

Where: 

MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre

What Time: 

4pm-8pm

Kildare

Sunset Bat Walk: Learn all about all about the the secret life of bats and watch and hear the bats along the Liffey.

Where: 

Liffey Linear Park

What Time: 

7:30pm-8:45pm

Carlow

Dry Needle Felting Taster: Visiting participants will view a short demonstration highlighting basic felting techniques before trying their hand using this medium.

Where: 

Creative Processes Carlow

What Time: 

5:30pm-8:15pm

Wexford

Sunset Sketch: If you love to draw, this free sketching event is a must-go activity for you.

Where: 

New Ross Library Park

What Time: 

6pm-8pm

Waterford

Tea and Cake Party: If you'd rather celebrate Culture Night in the morning, this Tea and Cake party is just the ticket.

Where: 

Ardkeen Library

What Time: 

From 10:30am

Leitrim

Hitchcock and Horror: This event explores the work of Hitchcock before showing a screening of Dead Meat. Ideal with spooky season right around the corner.

Where: 

Island Theatre

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What Time: 

8pm-12am

Longford

Street Art - Festival of Cultures: Ukrainian street artist Alina Vorobiova will be rendering an art piece on the wall of Lovell Bros Hardware store. Alina will work on the mural from Friday through to Sunday. Call up and say hello.

Where: 

Lovell Bros Hardware store

What Time: 

From 4pm

Offaly

Evening Light Photography: A Culture Night event for all the budding photographers out there trying to hone their skills, particularly when it comes to lowlight.

Where: 

Birr Theatre & Arts Centre

What Time: 

7:30pm-9:30pm

Wicklow

Podcasting Workshop: Everyone and their mother and their cat has a podcast now, so why not you as well? Get some pointers and tips from this workshop, everything from scripting to editing.

Where: 

Wicklow Library

What Time: 

5pm-7pm

Kerry

Paradise Cabaret: A whirlwind journey into a comically absurd, skilfully slick and ridiculously entertaining Cabaret.

Where: 

The Greyhound Bar

What Time: 

8pm-12am

Clare

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

Where: 

Glór

What Time: 

10pm-12am

Meath

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Open Air Concert in the ParkHead out to this rural celebration with dance and music for Culture Night in Meath.

Where: 

Dunshaughlin Park

What Time: 

7:30pm-9pm

Westmeath

Visit to Athlone CastleIn honour of Culture Night 2022, you can visit Athlone Castle for a free self-guided tour and enjoy traditional games on-site.

Where: 

Athlone Castle

What Time: 

5pm-7:30pm

Roscommon

Boyle Sculpture Train: Five artists have been commissioned to create a unique Sculpture Trail at the Pleasure
Grounds; you can meet with them and discuss their work at this event.

Where: 

Pleasure Grounds

What Time: 

7pm-8pm

Tipperary

Siul Eile: This fairy tree walk is a unique walking event exploring the forgotten local traditions and folklore of Fairy Forts and ritual sites, a great option for celebrating Culture Night 2022.

Where: 

Clogheen

What Time: 

6pm-8:30pm

Limerick

Events In Spiritual Places That People Have Forgotten To Visit: This spoken word event where the speakers will be kept on the down low until the event takes place.

Where: 

Starts at St Michael’s Graveyard

What Time: 

5:30pm-7pm

 

Hopefully we have provided you with some inspo for Culture Night 2022, but if these events don't ticket your fancy, just get onto their website. There are literally hundreds of events to take part in.

Header image via Instagram/culturenight

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