Culture Night is an incredible opportunity to see some of the hidden gems in Dublin and explore the people, places and events that make it such an intriguing creative city. There so much on it's hard to choose, so we've picked a few non-ticketed events in places we wouldn't usually get a chance to explore.
Born from The Fumbally Café, The Stables host workshops, events, and weekly classes, with a core focus of education. Learn more about their mission to discover how the way we eat and drink affects our health and happiness, about sustainable food practices and production, and join in celebrating Ireland’s inspiring culture of food and drink. 5pm - 9pm.
TOG is a hackerspace based in the Blackpitts, Dublin 8. It is a shared space where members have a place to be creative and work on their projects in an environment that is both inspiring and supportive of both new and old technologies.Tour the Hackerspace on Culture Night to learn about innovative projects and technologies. Enjoy a demo of their fabrication equipment including 3D printers, laser cutters, and CNC’s. Guests can also try their hand at an electronics project or learn lock-picking. TOG encompasses many elements from the maker movement, so this is a fantastic event for creators and tinkerers of all ages! 5pm - 11:30pm.
The Long Room Hub are celebrating Trinity College Dublin’s special relationship with fantasy author, Terry Pratchett. Library Cataloguers will illustrate the evolution of Pratchett’s work and look how his quirky sense of humour went global. Scholars in Children’s Literature will delve into his writing for young readers; partners from the Trinity Centre for Digital Humanities will explore Pratchett’s work with technology; and, recalling Pratchett’s life with Alzheimer’s disease, researchers from Trinity Brain Health and the Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland will myth-bust dementia and explain how “It is possible to live well with dementia and write best-sellers 'like wot I do'.” 6:30pm - 10:30pm.
The National Library of Ireland is the library of record for Ireland. Established in 1877, their mission is to collect, protect and share the material that comprises Ireland’s literary and documentary heritage, in whatever form it takes.
Hang out in the magnificent reading room and follow in the footsteps of many of Ireland’s well known writers. Immerse yourself in the works of William Butler Yeats in the award winning exhibition on his life and work. World War Ireland focuses on the unique aspects of the Irish WWI experience drawing on the NLI’s collections of letters, diaries, recruiting posters, newspaper reports, cartoons, handbills and leaflets dating from 1914-1918. Learn about the family history resources available, enjoy musical performances, participate in a conversation salon and take a break with a relaxing tea or coffee in the Joly café. 5pm - 11pm
The Goethe-Institut Irland
A chance to see the newly restored gorgeous Georgian building on Merrion Square. Award winning Sci-Fi author Michael Marrak will read from his new novella written for Ireland and accompanied by illustrations. The Return gallery will be re-opened with a work by renowed artist Liam Gillick. There will also be short films + information about language courses and our library activities. These events are not ticketed, everybody's welcome to come along from 6pm!
We are very lucky to have so many amazing creative institutes, galleries and businesses open their doors to the public for this special night. The Culture Night website has all the events listed by location and genre, and will help you create a map to plan your trail. Where ever you end up, have a great Culture Night!