Every year we get more events for Culture Night promises to be bigger and better than previously!
This year over 350,000 people are expected to take part in Culture Night. Over 900 venues around the island will open their doors to the public on Friday 16 September to celebrate culture, creativity and the arts. The best part is all events are FREE!
So get involved!
With so many events to choose from, it’s hard to decide. To help you out, we put on our culture hats and compiled a list of events near hostels to sample some of the best of Ireland.
Our Top 12 Culture Night Events 2016
1. Dublin Northside Tour
Get your history on with Fast track entry to:
- Epic Ireland
- Glasnevin Cemetery
- Croke Park
2. Clifden Arts Festival
What better way to experience traditional music than at an arts festival in Connemara. Join John Joe Forde and Mike Fahey in Vaughans Bar at 10pm and listen to some foot tappin’ tunes.
3. 1916 Freedom Bus
Discover the story of 1916 while stopping off at all the historical attractions around the city.
4. Meitheal Mara, Cork
See Cork from another level by taking a trip along the Lee in the rowing longboat used in Game of Thrones.
Near: Sheilas Hostel
5. Circus WellBeing, Galway
Run away with the circus to try some Aerial Yoga, Hula Hooping, Balancing and Games
Near: Galway Sleepzone
6. Clare Island Film Festival, Mayo
Made by the same crowd that made anti-Shell documentary The Pipe. Their latest documentary follows the destruction of traditional fishing communities in Canada, Iceland and the West Coat of Ireland
7. Japanese Gardens, Tramore
Explore the sublime garden that is dedicated to Japan’s favourite Irishman, Patrick Hearn who was famed for his folklore stories
Near: Beach Haven, Tramore
8. An Crann Óg, Gweedore
Join this young supergroup of traditional Irish musicians in the Glenveagh National Park
Near: Errigal Hostel
9. LazyBike Tour, Dublin
Take it easy with an electric bike tour of Dublin
10. Dublin Castle
Storm the castle as RTE take over the grounds and buildings for Open Air concerts, literature and illustration workshops
11. A meeting with Kevin, Glendalough
Near: Glendalough Hostel
12. Ballyhoura Trad
Have the craic with a Traditional Arts Night in a beautiful old church in the village
Near: Ballyhoura Luxury Hostel
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