Top 12 events for Culture Night 2016

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

glasnevin cemetery

Get your history on with Fast track entry to:

  • Epic Ireland
  • Glasnevin Cemetery
  • Croke Park

Near: Dublin International Hostel

2. Clifden Arts Festival

arts festival poster

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.

Near: Ben Lettery Connemara Hostel

3. 1916 Freedom Bus

freedom bus 1916

Discover the story of 1916 while stopping off at all the historical attractions around the city.

Near: Dublin International Hostel

4. Meitheal Mara, Cork

cork boat

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

galway community circus

Run away with the circus to try some Aerial Yoga, Hula Hooping, Balancing and Games

Near: Galway Sleepzone

6. Clare Island Film Festival, Mayo

atlantic documentary poster

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

Near: Go Explore Hostel, Clare Island

7. Japanese Gardens, Tramore

japenese 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

culture night 2016

Take it easy with an electric bike tour of Dublin

Near: Dublin International Hostel

10. Dublin Castle

culture night 2016

Storm the castle as RTE take over the grounds and buildings for Open Air concerts, literature and illustration workshops

Near: Dublin International Hostel

11. A meeting with Kevin, Glendalough

st kevin of glendaloughJoin along on a gentle walk with local poet/guide

Near: Glendalough Hostel

12. Ballyhoura Trad


culture night 2016

Have the craic with a Traditional Arts Night in a beautiful old church in the village

Near: Ballyhoura Luxury Hostel

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