Tonight cultural institutions and organisations all over Ireland will throw open their doors and welcome the public in a nationwide celebration of Culture Night 2013. RTÉ Radio 1’s 'Arena' will present live coverage from Temple Bar in Dublin from 7-10pm with contributions from Cork, Limerick and Galway.

RTÉ Archives looks back to the very first Culture Night, held in Dublin in 2006 to mark the 15th anniversary of Temple Bar. Similar events had been held in cities like Paris, Rome and Copenhagen and organisers were keen to see how it would go down in Dublin.

Sinéad Crowley reports for RTÉ News on 20 September 2006.