Dublin Culture Night

Dublin Culture Night, Photography by Ros Kavanagh, courtesy of Temple Bar Cultural Trust
Click on any image to zoom in
Summary Info Festival StoryFestival Events Not AvailableOther SourcesPractical Info

Country and Region IrelandDublin
Type of Festival Dance, Drama, Music
Location of Festival Dublin City, Dublin, Ireland
Festival Contact Information

Dublin Culture Night
Temple Bar Cultural Trust
12 East Essex Street
Temple Bar
Dublin 2
Phone: +353 1 677 2255
Email: info@culturenight.ie

Festival Description

Cities, towns, counties and islands across our island will offer access to an amazing array of free late night culture and people can now see the full programme on the festival's web site. Numerous cultural venues in Dublin will open their doors for Culture Night. In addition, participating regions throughout Ireland are transformed into cultural playgrounds with culture in all its forms including painting, poetry, dance, opera, traditional music, architecture, history, theatre and more, accessible to people of all ages.

To help visitors move around Dublin City on the night, Dublin Bus is providing free buses along three culture trails from 6pm to 11pm. Buses will leave every 20 minutes from bus stops at Bachelor’s Walk, Aston Quay and Trinity College transporting visitors to outermost venues. Culture Night is supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture and Sport in partnership with the regional arts offices and local authorities and partners include Fáilte Ireland and Dublin Tourism.

Festival Dates September 20, 2013
Festival Links


Festival Story:

Martin Cullen TD, Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism said: “Culture Night is an ideal opportunity for participating towns and cities to showcase the best of their artistic and cultural heritage and facilities. The exciting programme of exhibitions, workshops, performances and activities being planned by all those involved in hosting Culture Night 2009 will further increase the appeal of the event amongst locals and visitors alike. My Department is pleased to provide support to Temple Bar Cultural Trust towards Culture Night 2009 and I am delighted that this year, additional towns are participating with a view to further developing the success of the event and supporting cultural tourism.”

“The further expansion of Culture Night this year to a total of 11 cities and towns across Ireland will ensure that thousands of people of all ages and from all backgrounds will have a unique opportunity to experience the impressive range of cultural facilities that this country has to offer. When we launched Culture Night in 2006 the aim was to provide a new and imaginative way for people to participate in cultural life in all its diversity, free from time pressures or financial constraints, and with hundreds of venues opening their doors and events taking place across the country we expect a huge public turnout on Friday September 25th” Grainne Millar, Head of Cultural Development, Temple Bar Cultural Trust.

A brand new Culture Night logo, designed by Maeve Keane from DIT, Mountjoy Square was also unveiled today. Maeve was the winner of a competition organized by Temple Bar Cultural Trust that called on students to present a logo design for Culture Night nationwide. With more than 30 entries received Maeve’s logo ‘See all Sorts’ will appear on Culture Night promotional print and online material for all participating towns and cities.

In Dublin over 120 cultural venues have been confirmed for Culture Night including Christ Church Cathedral, the National Museum of Ireland, the Science Gallery Trinity College, The Guinness Storehouse, the Light House Cinema, The Ark Cultural Centre for Children, the Chester Beatty Library Dublin Castle and much more. Culture Night is a hugely important event on the cultural calendar providing people with the opportunity to discover and enjoy the rich cultural offering of the country’s cultural venues at night. This year Dublin Culture Night will see Temple Bar Cultural Trust working in partnership with the Department of Arts, Sport and Tourism, Dublin City Council, Dublin Tourism, Fáilte Ireland, Dublin Bus, DART and LUAS.

The Culture Night National initiative is co-ordinated by Temple Bar Cultural Trust and supported by the Department of Arts, Sport and Tourism in partnership with the local authorities of the participating towns and cities


Other Sources:

Want more? Click on a color — travel and explore.  


Practical Info:

  • 124 cultural venues will open their doors for Culture Night including
    • St. Stephen’s Green Park
    • The National Museum of Ireland
    • The Science Gallery Trinity College
    • The Revenue Museum
    • Guinness Storehouse
    • RTÉ Performing Groups
    • Dublin Castle State Apartments
    • Gallery Zozimus and a Francis Street Treasure Hunt
    • The Ark Cultural Centre for Children
    • and much more…


Do you have an update or more information about this festival? Email us at updates@kadmusarts.com
Start or join a conversation about this festival in the Forum.