Culture Night 2014 Preview


There’s a packed evening of events in the Liberties for Culture Night, which runs from 5pm to 11pm today.

It’s part of a special programme including hundreds of activities throughout Dublin city and all across the State, with free events, workshops, exhibitions, talks, performances and tours for everyone to get involved in.

In the Liberties, there will be a ‘Welcome Tent’ located on Cornmarket which will give details and advice on the events organised for the evening.

If you’re new to the area or would like to learn more about the traditions of the Liberties, there will be a guided tour held on the hour every hour from 5pm to 8pm, departing from Cornmarket.

The tour will provide a cultural insight into the Liberties by walking through some of the city’s oldest streets and seeing what the Liberties has to offer.

On Thomas Street, the NCAD Gallery will be hosting a two person exhibition entitled ‘not life / necessarily’, featuring new work by artists Chloe Brennan and Chanelle Walshe.

There will also be scheduled screenings in the college’s Harry Clarke Lecture Theatre and Foyer of a series of short films on Samuel Beckett and by him as well. The Gallery will be open for Culture Night goers from 17:00 till 22:00.

In addition, the Guinness Storehouse have organised for their archivist to be available for a specialised talk about their archives. Viewings of some of their most valuable documents will also be exhibited.

A two hour tasting session in the exclusive Connoisseur Bar, located in a secluded area of the Guinness Factory, will follow the educating talk. it looks like all the tickets are already gone, however, for the Guinness event.

However, if local food and drink is what you are looking for, then Dublin Whiskey headquarters in Mill Street, near Newmarket, will have abundant stands with local craft food and drink producers offering visitors free samples and tasters of their products.

There will also be live music available from the talented buskers; the MaSamba Samba School and storytelling by Extreme Ireland. This event will be free of charge and open to the public from 6pm to 10pm.

Although the events listed above are too good to miss, there will be much more to see and do on Culture Night throughout the country. For further information on events, visit

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