Phoenix Park & Museum Quarter
Housing some of Ireland’s most important national and military buildings, this “quarter” plays host to an insightful and interesting selection of events for Dublin Culture Night. One can take a trip to visit the President at Áras an Uachtaráin and the War Memorial Gardens in the Phoenix Park, or any of the number of Museums around the area. Apart from engagement with the historical elements of the city and country there are also many exciting contemporary events ranging from a roller derby to a Brazilian culture night, to a series of artists exploring the positive sides of mental health.
Liberties & Historical Quarter
While the centrepiece of this quarter is undoubtedly Dublin Castle, which will host seven separate events across its beautiful buildings and grounds, this city centre area has a cornucopia of wildly varying events, tours and performances. From Viking and Medieval Dublin at Dublinia and St. Patrick’s Cathedral, through the prosperity of imperial Dublin in the Guinness Storehouse and Dublin City Hall, up to contemporary diversions such as photography, animation, film and visual art, there is something in the area for all the family to enjoy.
Temple Bar & Creative Quarter
The beating heart of Dublin’s nightlife predictably plays host to some of the most exhilarating and inspiring events of Culture Night. With focuses including the plight of refugees and homelessness, as well as the 1916 Rising, the night in Temple Bar will mix the serious with the stimulating. The shows on offer also include opera in the open air, comedy performances, photo exhibitions with a DJ set and guided tours of artists’ studios. The night in Temple Bar is guaranteed to pique the interest of everyone’s creative side.
Monto & North Georgian Quarter
The cultural repositories of the Monto and the beautiful Georgian North Inner City of Dublin will throw open their doors for culture night and welcome all comers to the events they have in store. With the Abbey Theatre, Croke Park, the Hugh Lane Gallery, and the Dublin Writer’s Museum among the dozens of venues included here it is a fantastic opportunity to get around all the great sites of this storied and vibrant area of Dublin. Events include a Polish comedy film night, acrobatic performances and dance classes as well as numerous tours and exhibitions.
The regenerated Docklands area blends the old Dublin with the new for Culture Night. One can visit the beautiful Custom House building on the river, or take part in an examination of how Countess Markievicz and Lady Jane Wilde can inspire modern creativity and storytelling, or walk in the footsteps of U2, The Rolling Stones, Ed Sheeran and many others at the famous Windmill Studios which will be hosting an evening of events.
Trinity & South Georgian Quarter
With scores of events, performances, exhibitions, tours and talks happening across the leafy south side of Dublin city it will be difficult to choose what to get to and how to pack the most into the night. The plethora of events will excite, inform and invigorate their visitors and come in numerous forms and many languages. One can visit old favourites like the National Gallery, Natural History Museum, National Concert Hall and Trinity College’s Library as well as exciting new spaces like the Dublin Language Garden, a children’s book workshop at Hodges Figgis, and an exhibition of international art at the Green Design Build Gallery. With so many events going on it promises to be a very special evening as thousands of culture-philes engage around this small area.
Greater Dublin Area
The suburbs and areas just outside the city are getting in on the act for Dublin Culture Night too, with events occurring north, south and west of the city centre. With more space to roam around, beautiful walks can be had at the Airfield Estate or the Casino Marino, while elsewhere talks and exhibitions can be taken in with subjects ranging from astronomy at Dunsink Observatory, to tours of James Joyce Tower in Sandycove, to the interactive educational museum at Imaginosity.
Of course all the amazing events happening for Dublin Culture Night are free, though some might need advance booking due to limited spaces. On top of that there will be special free buses around the various event quarters just for the night, provided by Dublin Bus, as well as specific tours so you can see as much of the proceedings as possible.
It promises to be a night not to be missed and with plenty on for all ages and tastes, why not plan a trip to Dublin for the night itself and have a cultural short holiday. With Your Home From Home’s luxury self-catering apartments dotted close to the centre and within walking distance of all the major happenings it will be like you have a world of culture on the doorstep of your own home. With free entrance everywhere and our great online booking discounts your trip can be done without breaking the bank too!