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# Competition
WIN: A special overnight trip to experience Culture Night in Limerick, Mayo or Wexford
We have three trips to give away – one to each location, all of which include a curated Culture Night trail.

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CULTURE NIGHT WILL take place next Friday 22 September – one of the best nights on the cultural calendar. It’s a night of dancing, art, family fun, film and performances in towns and cities across Ireland.

We’re giving away three specially curated Culture Night overnight trips to Limerick, Mayo or Wexford (one trip per location), so you can have an extra-special Culture Night away from home.

There’s no need to worry about accommodation or transport – the winners will be brought by Iarnród Éireann to one of the locations.

Airbnb - which is in 500 towns, cities and villages in Ireland – will provide the winners with a €200 voucher so they can book a listing for an overnight stay in Limerick, Mayo or Wexford.

Whether you want to bring a friend, your partner, or your spouse and kids, this is a great way to see how they do Culture Night in a different part of the country.

When the winners arrive at Limerick, Mayo or Wexford, they’ll be presented with their own specially curated Culture Night schedule. But it being Culture Night, there are bound to be lots of surprise events to experience along the way.

How to enter

To be in with a chance of winning a trip to Limerick, Mayo or Wexford, just follow these instructions:

  • Answer this question: What Culture Night location would you recommend people should visit in your town/city? (Need inspiration? Visit
  • Tell us which location you want to visit: Limerick OR Mayo OR Wexford and who you’d bring with you
  • Include these details in your entry: Name, phone number, address
  • Use the email subject line: Culture Night Competition
  • Email all these from your own email to

The competition closes at midnight on Friday 15 September and the winners will be contacted on Monday 18 September. Culture Night 2017 takes place on the night of Friday 22 September.

Culture Night Highlights in Limerick Mayo and Wexford


At the World Recipe Exchange they will explore international culinary traditions of contemporary Limerick: the ingredients, recipes, stories and memories of tastes and smells that we carry with us through our lives. You’re invited to join a special public space event to discover new tastes and share delicious recipes. World Recipe Exchange is based at Ormston House Cultural Resource Centre. This project is supported by the European Cultural Foundation R&D Grant and by Limerick City and County Council.

On Culture Night, there will be guided tours of this unique exhibition of work by two of Ireland’s most important 20th Century artists. The exhibition features 51 works of art, bringing together paintings from private and public collections, many of which would have previously been unavailable for public viewing.

Limerick School of Art and Design, LIT and Fresh Film Festival collaborate to present a feast of film screenings and animation workshops. Fresh Film Festival encourages and support young filmmakers aged 7 – 18 to tell their stories through the medium of moving pictures and will screen a selection of young Irish filmmakers of the year Awards

Mayo (Castlebar)

Bridge Street Bar in Castlebar and Love Castlebar present Bridge Lane Block Party
This is an outdoor block party for all the family with film, fun and refreshments.

Rua is an award-winning café and delicatessen in Castlebar and is all about the good things Irish food has to offer. On Culture Night this year there is an opportunity to sample its ‘Mayo Mezze’ while being treated to some live music. Rua is on the Gnó Mhaigh Eo/Bikes and Boards Castlebar bike tour trail.

The Linenhall’s gallery will host the official opening of an exhibition: On Stagnation, Standing at the Still Point – Niamh O’Doherty. The official opening takes place at 7.30pm and there will also be a series of workshops from 7pm.


‘The Seven ages of Man’, is the title of the discovering drama ‘a play in a week’ summer course run by Olga Conway. Her senior students explored the idea through various scenes from different plays linked by the famous Shakespearean speech. The week of creativity culminated in a performance at the Wolfe Stage School in Cork City. The students will bring an abridged version to the National Opera House for Culture Night.

Positive Thoughts Through Performance at Wexford Arts Centre: a performance of positivity, dreams, humour and joy by the young performers of Wexford Artists Community Theatre.

No stranger to the National Opera House is guitarist and vocalist Ronan Morris. This inspirational and talented musician wants to “put a smile on more and more of the gloomy faces of Wexford’s main street”.

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