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Culture Night-  20 Irish Cities, Towns, Counties & Islands to get Cultural on 24 September

Date:

Friday, September 24, 2010

Time:

6pm to late

Location:

The participating regions, Dublin, Galway City, Galway County – Oughterard, Cork, Limerick, Waterford, Wexford, Sligo, Mayo, Wicklow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Westmeath, Letterkenny, Kerry, Carlow, Leitrim, Roscommon, and The Gaeltacht regions,

Cost:

free, some events will require advance bookings.

Event Website:

www.culturenight.ie

Event Information

Temple Bar Cultural Trust (TBCT) and Irish cultural legend Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh today (Wednesday 16th August), at Dublin Castle, unveiled the incredible programme for Culture Night 2010.

On the 24th September 20 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 at www.culturenight.ie. This is the biggest Culture Night to date and it is expected that over half a million people nationwide will explore and engage with culture on September 24th.

The theme of this year’s Culture Night is ‘What Will You See?’ and there is plenty to choose from! The participating regions, Dublin, Galway City, Galway County – Oughterard, Cork, Limerick, Waterford, Wexford, Sligo, Mayo, Wicklow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Westmeath, Letterkenny, Kerry, Carlow, Leitrim, Roscommon, and The Gaeltacht regions, will be 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.

A record 132 cultural venues in Dublin will open their doors for Culture Night this year including the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Light House Cinema, Freemasons’ Hall, National Museum of Ireland – Natural History, The Custom House, Quakers Meeting House, Irish Film Institute, National Leprechaun Museum, St Mary’s Abbey and many more.

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.

So save the date, the 24th September 2010 will be a night of cultural exploration and fun!

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.
http://www.culturenight.ie/
http://blog.templebar.ie/

Architecture Tours Ireland

Architecture Tours Ireland, a new joint enterprise between the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland and the Irish Architecture Foundation, presents two lively and informative walking tours to celebrate culture and the city.

5pm – Family Activity Tour (duration 45 mins)
Starting point: 8 Merrion Square, Dublin 2
No booking required

Specially devised for families, this tour activities stimulate children’s interest in architecture and the city – from spotting quirky building details to discovering different architecture styles and finding out learning about the making of public spaces.

7pm – Docklands Tour (duration 1 hour)
Starting point: Custom House Quay, Dublin 1
No booking required

The Dublin Docklands are rich in maritime history, extraordinary engineering achievements and landmark architecture. This tour looks at the development of the Docklands from the 18th century to the area's transformation into a bustling 21st century city quarter for living, working and entertainment.

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