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Unsure Where To Go On Culture Night? Allow Us To Help

By James Fenton

December 20, 2016 at 12:10am


The only negative side of Culture Night in Dublin is having to much choice as to what to do. There are literally HUNDREDS of options, the vast majority of which are free. 

There will be information booklets available to pick up throughout the evening but to makes things that much easier we've compiled a handy list of some of the events that are well worth checking out.

Take a look:

1. Smithfield Square Playground

Set to be one of the highlights of the night, the square will be divided into dance zones, circus zones and art zones with interactive events, workshops, a 3D map of Dublin and food stalls. 

The evening will close with 'Firefly', a fire spectacle put on by Dublin Circus Project. The show consists of fire,tribal themes and rock music and is described as an expression of raw female power. 


2. Freemason's Hall, Molesworth Street 

The headquarters of Irish Freemasonry since 1869. 

Visitors will be allowed in on a first come first serve basis and a small ensemble from the National Youth Orchestra of Ireland is set to perform from 6.30pm-8pm.

It's a specatcular building with an amazing interior, the highlight of which is a giant throne where you can rest your weary legs for a few minutes!


3. 1916 Freedom Tour 

Not only is this a great activity in itself, it's also a handy way of getting around to other Culture Night events in the city.

The bus leaves from Merrion Square and will ferry you around the city provided historical context to buildings and sights along the way.

There are 27 spots on board.


4. Bram Stoker's Castle Dracula

A celebration of the work of one of Dublin's most famous residents, this event takes place at the Westwood Club on Clontarf Road. 

Participants will be able to travel back in time with characters from Dracula, journey through the castle tunnels over bridges to Lucy's Courtyard up to Dracula's Lair and down to the Castle Theatre where Stoker's life is laid bare. 

5. Photowalk at Night with Instagramers Dublin

Meet at Stephens Green Shopping Centre at 6.30 and take a walking tour through the streets of the City with the official Instagramers Community. Cameras at the ready. 

6. Open Mic Night For Mental Health

Starting on James' Street at 7pm, people will be speaking about the positive sides of life, love and mental health. 

Singers, musicians, dancers, readers, writers, actors, talkers and creators are all invited to attend and participate.

7. The Amphitheatre

Located at the offices of Dublin City Council on Wood Quay, this is a must see for opera fans. 

A selection of scenes from classics operas will be performed while narration will be heard in English for those not up to scratch on the Latin languages. 


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