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Dublin: 15 °C Thursday 13 August, 2020

Culture Night: Star Wars on the bagpipes, Bertie Ahern's portrait and dancing in the rain

What did you get up to?

DESPITE THE HEAVY rain that hit the entire country yesterday, hundreds of thousands of people turned up to the events being held as part of Culture Night.

About 900 venues welcomed visitors – some on a one-off basis – for free tours, plays, concerts, exhibitions and open houses.

Aoibhín Kinsella, aged six months, had her first taste of Culture Night in Dublin, visiting the Little Museum, the Royal Irish Academy, Kevin Sharkey’s exhibition, St Anne’s Anglican Church and a shopping trip in Mothercare!


Our own reporter Christina Finn took herself to Leinster House for the night tours. The highlight? This portrait of former taoiseach Bertie Ahern.


The rain poured in Dublin from early evening but spirits weren’t dampened, even for those dancing outdoors.

Here are Alisha Hawkins and Tadgh Woods, both 8 years old from Tallaght, on Barnardo Square.

Culture Night Dublin 14. Dancing the ni Source: Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland

We think our favourite moment of the night though happened in Temple Bar where the Seattle Police Pipes and Drums bad were playing.

A passer-by asked for a go at the bagpipes and surprised everybody with an impromptu performance of the Star Wars theme tune.

Source: Harker Media/YouTube

What did you get up to?

“Smile!” How’s your Culture Night going?

Watch: Absolutely magical performance of the Marino Waltz in Dublin last night 

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