Year after year, the cultural momentum bubbles under the surface of communities across Ireland and this year’s Culture Night programme showcases the vast and vibrant arts and creative scene around the island. It includes thousands of participants from all genres including photographers, illustrators, designers, composers, visual artists, dancers, aerialists, researchers, script-writers, conductors, projection mappers, graffiti artists, authors, singers and musicians.
Some of Ireland’s most exciting minds have got behind Culture Night in the past few years, promoting their own genres, new creative industries, as well as our rich history and heritage. Get to know this year’s National Trailblazers and County Ambassadors, helping to spread the good word about Culture Night 2018.
DARACH Ó SÉAGHDHA
Darach is an award- winning author and an Irish language activist from Dublin.
Mundy is an internationally successful singer and songwriter from Birr, Co. Offaly.
Ursula is a singer, songwriter and comedian hailing from Belfast.
Regional Ambassadors 2018
CARLOW, Turlough O'Brien
Turlough O’Brien is CEO of Carlow Voluntary Housing Association and manager of the Carlow Senior Football Team.
CORK COUNTY, Nora Twomey
Nora Twomey is an Irish animator, director, screenwriter, producer and voice actress.
LAOIS, Emmet Byrne
Emmet Byrne is an actor from Ballyroan in County Laois.
ROSCOMMON, Deirdre O'Gara
Deirdre is Curator of the Douglas Hyde Interpretative Centre in Portahard, Frenchpark, Co Roscommon.
TIPPERARY, Roseanna Purcell
Roseanna is an actor and writer from Littleton, Thurles.
WATERFORD, Anna Jordan
“This year is going to be amazing. An entire City coming alive through art and having a celebration of ourselves!”
WEXFORD, Richard Carr
Richard is an artist, curator and the founding director of OpenGorey’s art and cultural innovations based in Co. Wexford.
“Inni-K is one of those rare singers that will impress almost anyone with a passing interest in music…”‘- Dan Hegarty 2FM
KILDARE, Eric Donovan
Eric Donovan s an Irish boxer from Athy, County Kildare. His achievements include five Irish Elite titles and a bronze medal at the 2010 European Championships in Moscow, since turning professional he became the first boxer to win the BUI Celtic title inside five fights.