Five events to attend this Culture Night around the country

If you’ve been planning how to spend your perfect night, then you’ll want to check out what is happening around the country on Culture Night.

There are plenty of events planned that will bring everyone together.

Here are five events that you should check out…

Cork – Plaza Performances


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City Hall will be the heart of Culture Night in Cork City this Friday as it hosts an evening packed with live music from 17:00 – 22:00.

With performances from the Ukrainian Group “Kalyna”, Cork City Male Voice Choir, Voices of Cork, Sauti Studio Crew and Douglas Comhaltas, this is a night that can be remembered and enjoyed by anyone who is lucky enough to attend.

Sligo – DJs ‘Til Late

If you love to boogie and want to channel your excitement for Culture Night into dance, then DJs ‘Til Late is a must-add to your itinerary this Friday from 21:00 – 01:00.

The Model, Co Sligo, presents a range of contemporary DJs who will be playing across two separate spaces. The first room will feature an array of DJs from the GASH Collection, a forum that supports female, trans, queer, and non-binary musicians and all others who are underrepresented in the musical industry.

The second space will headline one of Ireland’s top international female DJs – Kelly Anne Byrne with supporting act DJ Tara Be.

Dublin – Himself and Nora

This Culture Night, the James Joyce Centre invites you to attend, “Himself and Nora”, the acclaimed off-Broadway show, written and composed by Jonathan Brielle.

The musical celebrates the beautiful and uplifting love story that was James and Nora. Through songs and comedy, Jonathan Brielle himself will be performing numbers that tell the tale of exceptional Novelist James Joyce discovering his love and muse of 37 years, Nora Barnacle.

This spectacular show is destined to make Culture Night 2023 a memorable one for all.

Galway – Charlie Byrnes’s annual Culture Night reading

All writers and bookworms are being called. This Friday from 18:15 – 21:00, the infamous Charlie Byrne Bookshop will be hosting its annual Culture Night open reading. Anyone from around Galway who has published a book in the last year is invited to read a segment of it for 5 minutes.

These snapshots from inside the minds of a variety of people will create a whirlwind of imagination for those who attend Ireland’s most magical bookshop on Culture Night.

The evening will feature fiction and nonfiction, prose and poetry and will include topics such as the history and poetry from the Troubles, culinary history, Galway’s Cultural and Artistic Heritage, comic books, academic writings, crime fiction and a study of empathy.

Achill Island of Culture


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A celebration of Achill Island Culture and the huge part it played in inspiring artists, poets, creative thinkers, and writers from all around Ireland over the years.

The evening will be filled with stories, poetry and songs that will evoke the significance of keeping Irish culture alive to preserve it for future generations.

Guest speakers, musicians, poets, and historians will gather from 20:00-21:00 at The Valley House Achill and all are welcome! Some of these voices will include the musician and historian, John ‘Twin’ McNamara and musician and story collector, Graham Sweeney.

Words by Shauna Whyte


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