Get set for Culture Night 2018 which takes place on Friday 21st September. With 100s of events across the city, you won’t find a better opportunity to pack cultural experiences, tours, art, dance and spectacle into 5 hours. It’s a great way to see our fair city in a whole new light.
So here’s just some of the things to look out for in The Liberties & Historic Quarter:
Explore our churches – discover the only church named after a pub, admire Dublin’s tallest steeple, visit the splendid interiors of a parish church of the Isle of Man, or admire the carved head of a young patriot.
Adam & Eve’s Church / John’s Lane Church / St Nicholas de Myra / St Catherine’s of Alexandria
Be a bookworm! – find out what literary treats lie behind a cheery yellow shopfront, lock yourself into purpose-built cages to peruse an ancient manuscript or explore a place of learning reborn as a community space.
Marrowbone Books, The Coombe / Marsh’s Library, St Patrick’s Close / Kevin Street Library
Step back in time – uncover Viking and Medieval Dublin and climb a tower or learn about the ancient guilds who once ruled the roost in Dublin’s oldest surviving medieval church.
Dublinia, St Michael’s Hill / St Audoen’s Church and Visitor Centre, High Street
Sample a drop of the amber nectar – discover the modern brands who are reviving Dublin’s Golden Triangle of whiskey distilleries, with special tours and events.
Teeling Distillery, Newmarket / Pearse Lyons Distillery, James Street
Delve into the Archives – find out about the fascinating social history of one of the city’s best-known employers or uncover your family’s past in the nation’s main records office.
Guinness Storehouse, Market Street South / National Archives, Bishop Street
Let’s hear it for the rainbow tour! – explore the city’s recent LBGT history and a living library.
LGBT+ Tour from Barnardos Square / Belong to Youth Services, Parliament Street
Indulge your creativity – learn to be patient with two needles and a ball of yarn, discover Dublin 8 in print, ceramics and illustrations or admire photographs as art.
The Constant Knitter, Francis Street / Jam Art Factory, Patrick Street / 9 Bond Street Studios
Reacquaint with a famous dean – Jonathan Swift left an impressive legacy to the English language and the causes of mental health and political engagement. Explore some of the Dean’s Liberties’ contributions.
St Patrick’s Cathedral / St Patrick’s Mental Health Services, Bow Lane West / Marsh’s Library
Lights Camera Action! – a unique evening of music and film under an iconic tower.
The Digital Hub
Find details of all Culture Night events at www.culturenight.ie or download the app.
And why not download our Liberties Map & Guide to help you get around.