Cheap & Free stuff to do this weekend
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Culture Night is FREE but some venues may require advance booking. Check venue listings for details. From nation’s capital to county town, everyone’s getting involved! Arts and cultural organisations open their doors until late with hundreds of free events, tours, talks & performances for you, your family and friends to enjoy. So get involved!
Culture Night Ireland
GAA Football All Ireland Final - Odeon Cinemas
Dublin go in as clear favourites but will this be Mayo's year? Will they finally put the curse of 1951 to rest? Watch the live action on the big screen in your local ODEON cinema. Pre-match coverage starts at 3pm with throw in at 3.30pm
Kildare, Dublin, Cavan, Laois, Limerick, Waterford, Finglas
Carlow College of Music @ Carlow County Museum
Carlow College of Music will present a selection of “All things Irish and more” as part of Culture Night.
Carlow County Museum, College Street, Carlow Town Carlow
Oktoberfest in Dublin's financial quarter comes alive with German music, culture and, of course, plenty of deliciousness to eat and drink.
George’s Dock in the IFSC Docklands.
16th September - 2 October
BlueFire Street Fest 2016
BlueFire's free festival for the arts is coming back to Dublin and is bringing with it a day of live music, fun and entertainment to the capital. Pop by for what will be one of the highlights of this year's eclectic cultural calendar.
Smithfield Square, Dublin
As part of Draíocht’s programme for Culture Night 2016, this screening of Wild, starring Reese Witherspoon, tells the story of one young woman as she embarks upon a journey.
National Frontline Services Day
Parade starting at 12.00 pm from the Garden of Remembrance to Trinity College
The Caravan Club Extravaganza
An eclectic mix of music that will take place on the Parade, in the heart of Kilkenny, with the beautiful Castle as the backdrop.
The Parade, Kilkenny.
Culture Night @ Wexford Arts Centre
Join Wexford Arts Centre in this workshop were you will make your very own Thaumatrope optical illusion toy. Come along and find out what it’s all about and how it works.
Outdoor Cinema Club Presents Jaws
Join in the Cove this Culture Night as the Outdoor Cinema Club screens the much loved cult classic ‘Jaws’. Bring your blankets, bring your snacks and join us for a great way to finish Culture Night in Greystones!
The Cove Greystones, Co Wicklow
Porter House Bray Culture Night Gig
The Porter House Bray is pleased to announce a musical extravaganza for Culture Night. Join us for an amazing free gig with performances by Bunty and The Bristle Hounds followed by Robbie Doyle and the Karma Kings. Bray has an amazing history of musicians and musical acts, some of whom hit the big time and some who are cherished local performers. Make sure to check out the line-up this Culture Night from 8 ‘til late.
Porter House Bray, Strand Road, Bray
Galway Clifden Arts Festival
The Clifden Arts Festival is Ireland's longest running arts festival featuring over 200 events including: arts, theatre, music, literature, exhibitions, workshops and cultural offerings.
16 - 25 September
Various FREE events
Shorelines Arts Festival 2016
Now in its 9th year, the Shorelines Arts Festival is a premier boutique festival in east Galway incorporating a full spectrum of arts events such as theatre, music, poetry, art, film and a children's' programme.
16 - 18 September
Various FREE events
Clare Island Film Festival
Culture Night newcomers, Clare Island Film Festival will host a special screening of the award winning documentary “Atlantic”. This film follows the fortunes of three small fishing communities - in Ireland, Norway and Newfoundland – which are at turns united and divided by the Atlantic Ocean. In recent times, mounting challenges within their own industries, the fragile environment, and the lure of high wages for young fishermen on the oil rigs have seen these fishing communities struggle to maintain their traditional way of life. 'Best Irish Documentary' at the Dublin International Film Festival.
Community Centre, Clare Island, Mayo
Visit The County Museum
A chance to visit The County Museum with the opportunity to see up close a handling collection of items.
The County Museum, Arthur's Row, Ennis.
Clonakilty International Guitar Festival 2016
The Clonakilty International Guitar Festival returns for its 12th year and is a celebration of Clonakilty: Guitartown. The festival is run by a not-for-profit voluntary organisation of music lovers who strive to make it accessible to all with majority of the festival shows entirely free. The festival takes place across the town of Clonakilty in pubs, libraries, campervans, churches, beaches and butcher shops.
Clonakilty, Cork 16 - 18 September
IndieCork Festival Preview
As part of Culture Night you can take a sneak peak of some highlights of the upcoming IndieCork Festival! This is a taster of the new, the strange, the funny and downright amazing new films that the IndieCork Festival will be showing October 9th - 16th. Short films lie at the heart of IndieCork, and this special Culture Night compilation will give you some idea of why they love short film so much!
Black Box, Sample Studios, Government Building, Sullivans Quay, Cork
The Mighty River Suir Poc Fada
The Mighty River Suir Poc Fada 2016 is a fundraiser in aid of Waterford Marine Search and Rescue and Pieta House South East. The challenge is for the competitors to try and puc a sliotar with a hurley over the mighty river Suir from a platform based in the Merchants Quay car park over the river Suir to the North Wharf, a distance of approximately 150 meters. Maurice Shanahan and John Mullane have committed to supporting this great event.
Merchants Quay car park
17 - 18 September. Time: 10 am untill 6pm each day
€2 per sliotar or 3 for €5
Cashel Arts Festival
Music, Workshops, Visual Arts, Theatre, Talks, Family Events, Dance- fun and entertainment during an action-packed weekend.
16 - 18 September
Various FREE events
Visit the Medieval Museum
Welcome to Medieval Waterford! This is your chance to visit, free of charge, the award-winning Medieval Museum, situated in the heart of Waterford's Viking Triangle, which contains a world-class display of rare artefacts relating to the fascinating history of Ireland's oldest city
The Waterford Medieval Museum Cathedral Square Waterford
Walk on the Wildside part of the Comeraghs Wild Festival 2016
Join wildlife enthusiast and photographer Paddy Dwan as he explores the hedgerows and wildlife along the wonderful new Waterford Greenway and forages for autumn fruits.
Meeting point: Millennium Park, Kilmacthomas 11.30 a.m.
Tesco Taste Festival
Northern Ireland’s biggest celebration of local favourites - with cooking demonstrations and music. A great day out!
Custom House Square, Belfast
Ulster Museum presents Old Things, Dead Things, Weird Things!
The Ulster Museum is taking some of its treasures and curiosities from their dusty storerooms for a Culture Night debut. You’ll have the chance to get hands-on with everything from fossils to stuffed birds and prehistoric axes. With their knowledgeable curators close by you can share in some amazing knowledge and perhaps even learn a thing or two?
Ulster Museum Botanic Gardens, Belfast, BT9 5AB
It wouldn’t be Culture Night Belfast if you didn’t see something truly bizarre! Medieval Combat Group and Historical Fencing NI will demonstrate the real life techniques that have inspired fantasy, literature and cinema. Culture Night attendees will see practitioners in full protective gear fight to defend their honor while showcasing their skills at using a range of medieval weapons in the epic surrounds of the Black Box Car Park. Black Box Car Park, 18-22 Hill St, Belfast BT1 2LA
Storytelling and Music with the Armagh Rhymers
Interactive storytelling, traditional song and music suitable for all ages. The Armagh Rhymers are a group of skilled musicians, actors, reciters, storytellers, singers and dancers
Red Ned’s Bar, 27 Ogle Street Armagh
Awhile with Seamus Heaney
A personal journey by Irish actor/director Larry McCluskey, through the late Nobel Poet’s best and most popular work, a dramatic reading, with linking commentary and live music.
Johnston Central Library
Classic Film Screening – Fahrenheit 451
This classic dystopian tale that hasn’t lost any of its relevance. Based on Ray Bradbury’s novel it is set in a totalitarian society where reading has been banned. The fire brigade, rather than extinguish fires, specializes in burning books. The story follows Montag, a fireman, who becomes fascinated by the power of literature and soon stands up against the regime, joining an underground movement of book lovers. Part of Culture Night 2016
Verbal Arts Centre
Design Your Own Takeaway Coffee Cup
Design Your Own Takeaway Coffee Cup at St Jude Coffee at The Yellow Yard - part of Culture Night 2016
The Swell Festival Live 10.00pm – Late. No ferries required as Oileán Arainn Mhór’s Swell Festival of music and arts comes ashore for a special, mainland Culture Night presentation. Relive memories of the mid-summer event with a performance by one of the Festival’s favourite bands, Derry’s Wood Burning Savages.
49 Upper Main Street, Letterkenny, Donegal
Little Clay Monster Mania for Children
Children will have the chance to create their own weird and wonderful creatures in clay. Let their imagination run free. Create-A-Link Studio, Pearse Road (behind Charley’s Café & McKendrick House )
Outdoor Cinema- Star Wars the Force Awakens
Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be screened for the first time under the stars at Solitude Park , Banbridge
Gather a group of friends together or the family to enjoy this magical night at the movies. Bring your picnic hamper, rugs and jackets for what is always an engrossing evening in the open air. For all avid fans and space fanatics this could have no better setting...just bring your popcorn and enjoy!
Solitude Park , Banbridge
Culture Night Fermanagh 2016
CULTURE NIGHT @ ENNISKILLEN CASTLE
Including visiting the new galleries at Enniskillen Castle
- 4-5pm Baby Boogie & Mini Movers with DQDT - Fun and creative and parents can join in!
- 5.15pm Enniskillen Royal Grammar School Performing Arts presents ‘Through The Window’.
- 6-7pm Zumba with DQDT
- 6pm Creative willow weaving with Orchard Acre Farm
- 7pm Fermanagh Writer’s share their eclectic mix of stories and poems
- 8pm Caritas choir
- 9pm Dance to the Big Band sounds of Fermanagh Concert Band while jiving and waltzing with DQDT
- 10pm Fermanagh Film Club presents The Rocky Horror Picture Show at The Regal Cinema (running time 1hr 40mins)
Enniskillen Castle, Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh