Hop on board for Culture Night

Published on Friday, September 15, 2017

Ireland’s annual nocturnal cultural extravaganza returns next Friday 22 September. We are proud to support Culture Night for our 12th year as the official transport partner for the night. Supporting cultural initiatives and events throughout the city is an opportunity for us to assist and partner with initiatives that benefit our communities.

We are providing a FREE shuttle bus service bringing visitors to and from their favourite cultural quarters. Buses will operate every 20 minutes from 18.00 to 23.00 at designated bus stops across the city starting on Bachelor’s Walk, Pearse Street, Aston Quay and Eden Quay. Temple Bar Tradfest will entertain passengers on the night with performances on all routes.   

Year after year communities and participants from all genres including photographers, illustrators, designers, composers, visual artists,  dancers, aerialists, script writers, conductors, graffiti artists, authors, singers and musicians come together on this one night to celebrate our cultural heritage. 

Culture Night Map

Some of the most recently added venues in Dublin this year include The Watchmaker, a presentation of classical and street dance theatre at MyArt Dance & Art Studio and the Irish Fujian Business Association which hosts an interactive introduction to the magical world of Chinese Tea culture, or ‘gong-fu cha’.

Culture Night Tours includes our DoDublin Ghostbus Tour aswell as the Dublin Street Art tour and Instagrammers Dublin Photowalk. 

Culture night bus and balloons Culture Night Brochure
Culture Night Flame Thrower Culture Night logo


Other highlights on the night are, the National Gallery of Ireland which is showcasing its spectacularly refurbished historical wings with tours and talks hosted throughout the evening. Unpublished children’s and young adult authors have the opportunity to participate in 10 minute ‘speed pitching’ their book ideas to The O’Brien Press. Artist in Residence of Cathal Brugha Barracks, Margaret Fitzgibbon has a site-specific installation animating the prisoner's yard and cells  with the imaginary presence of one of Ireland's foremost feminists, international suffragettes and nationalists; Hanna Sheehy Skeffington. Outdoor, interactive events include Morning Gloryville, Dublin’s immersive morning dance party, which stays up late to bring their first ever Culture Night event to Meeting House Square. Zero-commitment choir Sing Along Social, designed for people who can’t really but love to sing, comes to the Civic Amphitheatre, and Smithfield Square’s Interactive Playground returns with an even bigger programme for all ages to enjoy, from yarn spinning workshops to fencing taster classes. 

The full programme for the night is available here.

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