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Culture Night

What to see in CORK on Culture Night

It’s Culture Night on Friday – and here’s our guide to what’s happening around the country.

Updated 5.48pm

TONIGHT WILL SEE hundreds of thousands of us take to the streets of our cities and towns for Culture Night.

There are so many events taking place, it’s probably hard to know where to start – but rest assured that no matter where you head, or what you go to see, there will be that lovely buzz of excitement that comes with this particular cultural highlight of the year.

We’ve already covered Dublin city, so over the next few days we’ll be looking at some other parts of the country.

You can find the full guide over at the official Culture Night website.


Cork City

  • Local DJ and producer Stevie G and singer Christiana Underwood will do pop up gigs and a PA at: 1pm – 2pm Music Zone, Douglas Court Shopping Centre; 2pm – 3pm Records & Relics, Western Road; 3pm – 4pm Ripall Skate Shop, Sheares St; 5pm – 6pm Plugd Records, Triskel Arts Centre, Tobin St, 6pm – 7pm Cork Vintage Quarter, 27 Henry St.
  • Cork Artists Collective host an open studio event with work on show and some live events by local artists from 5 – 7pm.
  • Look out for amazing street art by Joseph Caslin – Our Nation’s Sons – which will be displayed on the facade of Cork City Hall throughout the night.
  • There will be ‘interactive parklets’ (temporary parks) installed on the Western Road outside The Ear Nose and Throat Hospital; on Church Street, Douglas and also on the South Mall, from 10am- 4pm.
  • Triskel Arts Centre has a range of events taking place, including art, cinema, and talks.
  • Headstone rubbing and recording, walking tours, and an opportunity to explore St Finbarr’s Cemetery on Glasheen Road, from 5pm – 8pm.
  • The Freemasons will open their Masonic Hall on Tuckey St from 5.30pm – 8.30pm. There are always queues, so get there early.
  • Wine tasting and a presentation of local food can be experienced at two events at L’Attitude 51 from 5 – 8pm. Tasty.

You can find out about all the events on the Cork City Culture Night website.


County Cork

  • Comic book artist Will Sliney will present the interior pages that he drew for the opening issue of Spiderman 2099 from 6pm in County Hall, followed by a short talk at 7pm in the County Hall Conference Room.
  • Dowtcha Puppets will present their latest show Listen Janey Mac in the County Library Building at 6.30 and 7.15.
  • Paul Tiernan will perform a solo concert in Fota House – the free tickets are limited to four per person and should be pre-booked.
  • In Mitchelstown Library you can join Garry McCarthy (aka GMC) for an interactive introduction to hip-hop, rap and beat making from 3 to 4pm,
  • Louise O’Neill, author of Only Ever Yours, will be in Ballincollig Library at 3pm talking books and writing.
  • Gig photographer Richie Tyndall will exhibit a selection of his photographs in Clonakilty Community Arts Centre from 7pm.
  • Michael McSwiney will host an exhibition of his work in The Loft Gallery which will be opened at 8pm by the Mayor of Clonakilty.

Find out more on and Culture Night takes place on Friday 19 September and all events are free – some must be booked in advance, so do check the official website before Friday.

First published 15 September

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