Culture Night is the largest cultural event in Ireland and showcases the very best cultural venues, talents and creativity. Culture Night is taking place tomorrow and there is a huge mix of free events with something to suit every age and interest from live music to interactive tours in more than 900 venues around Ireland. Last year there were 350,000 participants and this year record crowds are expected. An incredible blend of cultural events will take place with museums, galleries, cathedrals, studios, observatories, libraries, parks, government buildings and theatres in each corner of the country opening late to participate in what will be a night to be remembered. Read on for some of our top picks of events tomorrow night...
Drive-in Movies at The Complex
Grab your car and take a drive to Smithfield Square where you can catch two free drive-in movies in Dublin’s city centre. The first movie on show is ‘The Mission’ at 7.30pm with ‘Whatever Happened To Baby Jane’ hitting the big screen at 10pm.
Áras an Úachtaráin & Farmleigh
In a first for Culture Night, Áras an Úachtaráin will be open to the public. Visitors will be given guided tours of the historic State Rooms of the residence built in 1751 and an insight into the history of all nine Presidents of Ireland.
Take a walk around the Farmleigh, formerly one of the Dublin residences of the Guinness family, situated to the north-west of Dublin's Phoenix Park. It was purchased by the Irish Government in 1999 and the house has since been refurbished by the Office of Public Works as the premier accommodation for visiting dignitaries and guests of the nation, for high level Government meetings, and for public enjoyment.
Visitors will be welcomed to meeting rooms of this Victorian gem – the purpose built headquarters of the Freemasons in Ireland. A small ensemble from the National Youth Orchestra of Ireland will perform also.
Ever wanted to have a go at fencing? Well now is your chance as this Culture Night you can take part in the exciting sport of modern fencing. Enjoy a demonstration and then try your hand with a free introductory class in modern épée fencing with fencing coaches.
Time 5pm. Address: 8 Saint Patrick's Close, Dublin, Ireland
Natives and newcomers might be the theme for this tour. These tours will explore some of the less familiar threads of Dublin life as they go north and south of the Liffey.
For more information on Culture Night and to find out more about the events taking place visit their website.