Culture Night is back with a bang, with over 1000 events to take place all over the country, on Friday, the 23rd of September.

Minister for Culture and Arts Catherine Martin said Culture Night is "pushing the boundaries" this year by supporting and promoting the night-time economy.

Culture Night / Oíche Chultúir is a national moment, celebrating all that makes up the richness and diversity of Culture in Ireland today, connecting people to cultural activities locally and nationally and aims to open up pathways to ongoing engagement.

New for 2022, Culture Night Late sees a series of events running later into the night than previous years, and many into the early hours. Highlights include, Night Shift, an outdoor journey through the dreamy landscapes of IMMA, Dublin which will bring participants through the grounds where sited histories and collection works will be framed by eerie interventions on the way.

From Fibin sa Taibhdhearc, in Galway Aisling na Sráide Láir / A Middle Street's Night Dream will offer audiences the chance to enjoy theatrical installations and street performances on Middle St and then parading to the Spanish Arch. SIONNA Festival in Limerick promises a night of electronic, hip hop and trad music with digital and street artists at King John's Castle. If you’re heading to Paradise Cabaret in Kerry, expect a comically absurd, skilfully slick and ridiculously entertaining cabaret of comedy, circus, dance and music with the funnest weirdos and queerdos around; while Cork’s City Hall will be a Culture Night hub featuring local artists and collectives, live music and participatory dance performances; or enjoy a nocturnal paranormal site tour with Sirius Arts Centre in Cobh, while Dublin’s Leopold Bloom Press will host a magical late night of literature and Joycean history entitled Seeing Ulysses.

Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin TD said: "Culture Night is always a special night in the calendar and this year will be even more exciting as we celebrate Culture Night Late – it is really encouraging to see Culture Night pushing the boundaries this year and supporting and promoting the Night-Time Economy with a programme of late night flagship events and facilitating later openings of arts and cultural venues across the country. The additional funding for this initiative provided by my Department will help promote this late night culture and provide opportunities for artists and venues to try something new.

Is féidir leat níos mó eolais a fháil faoi Oíche Chultúir anseo