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Culture Night Late 2023

Culture Night Late is presented by The Arts Council in partnership with the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media under the Night Time Economy Taskforce to offer audiences a greater diversity in their Culture Night experience late into the night, and to encourage more-inclusive and innovative late-night arts events suitable for a range of audience types into the future.

An Taibhdhearc’s ‘Future Gaeltacht’; Gaeltacht na Todhchaí Middle Street will transform into a multicultural Gaeltopian metropolis of the future, bursting at the seams with culture and life. A host of outdoor performances and spectacles await, in An Taibhdhearc’s ‘Future Gaeltacht’; Gaeltacht na Todhchaí.

Claddagh Choral presents “A Symphony of Flames”. Stephen Carroll and Lorna Salmon will lead Galway City Chamber Choir and University of Galway Choral Society to perform a set of choral music, surrounded by candles to create an intimate atmosphere in St Nicholas’ Collegiate Church.

An intimate Macnas spectacle that will meander through the medieval streets of Athenry. Join Galway County Arts Office and Athenry Heritage & Arts Centre as we invite the wise and magnificent Crom to lurk around Athenry town centre alongside Macnas performers, stilt walkers and drummers who promise to entertain and enthrall.

The Model presents the finest in contemporary DJs in two separate spaces Whether it’s a disco classic, a forgotten gem, an acoustic ballad or soul anthem, GASH collective and Kelly-Anne Byrne have got you covered.

9:00 PM – 1:00AM | Galway City

9:00 PM – 11:30PM | Galway City

9:00 PM – 9:30PM / Galway County

9:00 PM – 1:00AM / Sligo

In a celebration of the mesmerizing interplay between sound, vision, and movement, ‘Faoi Choim na hOíche’ is an extraordinary exploration of our shared human experience.
Be transported to a world where electronic dance music and culture come alive in awe-inspiring ways – all from within the enchanting embrace of Cork’s City Hall.

The Model is proud to present the first Irish solo show of acclaimed UK artist Emma Talbot; which tackles enshrined gender representation in art history through a feminist lens

This Culture Night you are invited to indulge in a fantastic feast for the senses as our darling host and confectionary queen Candy Warhol. Drag royalty will rule with Mockie Ah while spectacular circus curiosities & burlesque beauties will astonish and astound you at every turn! 

Sionna Festival returns to King Johns Castle on the 22nd of September for a night of electronic arts featuring Sligo born Producer Spray playing a b2b with Belfast native Holly Lester. Local artists Brawni & Chaz Moloney are developing a special Live modular live set.  Bon Voyage will perform , produced by Arveene with Live MC Shamonn Casette. The night will be opened by Hi Vista.

9:00 PM – 2:00AM | Cork City

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM | Sligo

9:30 PM – 12:00AM / Cork City

7:00 PM – 11:00PM / Limerick

Imeall/IIaeml is an experimental & informal performance concept; an improvised collaborative conversation between sound and artists & contmporary circus artists, creating an environment for collaborative artistic experimentation in the gallery of Siamsa Tíre

Improvised Music Company (IMC) welcomes you to a diverse and exciting programme of late night jazz at The Complex as part of CultureNight, featuring OKO, Tudo Bem and The Jazzabells.

Ballina 2023 is delighted to present a diverse programme of some of Ireland’s most exciting music acts. The programme will feature rapper, Sweetlemondae, folk artist Step Wall,  a cappella group Landless and alt-folk group Doppler.

VISUAL Carlow along with a host of artists will create an evening of music, cabaret, performance and dance. Push your wild instincts and demented desire in our joyously outrageous, flashy, trashy, paradise! This DIY collective of creatives, artists and queerdo’s, blends the concepts of clubbing and performance set in the beautiful surroundings of VISUAL’s gallery spaces.

9:00 PM – 1:00 AM | Kerry

9:00 PM – 11:00 PM | Dublin

10PM-1AM | Mayo

9:00 PM – 1:00 AM | Carlow

The event is a celebration of cultures, honouring our difference but most importantly our similarities in the areas if Dance, Voice, Art and Music. Dance perfomances will be infused thoughout the event from Irish danceto the social dance moves of Hip-Hop and Break Dance, to the ryththmic body movements of  Afro Fusion and freestyle movements of All Styles

This event hopes to showcase the rich and underground culture of neo- Irish-Afrolism which is a healthy blend of Irish, UK, West-African and American culture with dance cyphers and performances from Limericks own Strange Boy and Dublin based NeuBrí.

Culture NIght is all about creating a sense of home away from home; connecting the African, South American, Ukranian  and Irish, among the other cultures and communities now living in rural Ireland

Queer party Strawberries invites audiences to come and get immersed in an electronic music event that will illuminate Meeting House Square. Let the enchanting beats and melodies honour diversity and unity, while the music guides you in a safe and open setting. Get ready to dance, connect, and create lasting memories at this extraordinary occasion.

8:30 PM – 11:30 PM | Limerick

11:00 PM – 2:30 AM | Limerick

7:00 PM – 12:00 AM / Mayo

10:00 PM – 12:00 AM / Dublin City

The Gallarus Oratory is an ancient church set in the landscape of the Dingle Peninsula for over 1000 years. An exciting animation exploring light, colours and sounds will be projected onto the Gallarus Oratory. Transport from Dingle town is available through a special shuttle service organised by Local Links. 


 Is eaglais Chríostaí ársa é Séipéilín Ghallarais atá suite i dtírdhreach Leithinis an Daingin le breis is 1000 bliain. Beidh imeacht speisialta d’Oíche Chultúir 2023 i mbliana againn ina dtiocfaidh Gallarus ina bheathaigh trí thaispeántas solais amuigh faoin aer ag an ealaíontóir, Tim Schmelzer. Lasfar Aireagal Ghallarais suas le soilse,dathanna agus fuaim gach 10 nóiméad.


A celebration of our rich culture in North Kerry, join us at St John’s Theatre & Arts Centre for a wonderful celebration of music, song, dance and storytelling. Keeping the Wren Boys tradition alive, four rambling houses will parade through the town before taking to an outdoor stage to display their talents and compete for the All Ireland Wren Boy Title.

Culture Night on Moore Street will present a night time food and craft market, a stunning projected visual experience by Algorithm, live music with Fintan Warfield and Ophelia McCabe, as well as history tours with Diarmuid Breatnach of Save Moore Street and a collection of stories on film by Original Dublin. All creators take inspiration from the community, trading history and diversity of the area.

The Irish Institute of Music and Song Campus has expanded since last year, and is now host to Ireland’s newest, and most state of the art concert hall, ‘The Lark’.

On Culture Night, visitors will be welcomed at the entrance to the new building, and shown around this fantastic new facility for Balbriggan. As they tour the IIMS Campus, guests will be treated to various musical performances by talented students, highly experienced tutors, and invited guests, who will be showcasing many genres of music. 

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