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What to see in THE WEST on Culture Night

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

Image: Martin Abegglen via Flickr/Creative Commons

Updated 5.50pm

THIS FRIDAY WILL see hundreds of thousands of us take to the streets of our cities and towns for Culture Night – and we’re here to help you decide what to go to.

We’ve already covered Dublin city, and Cork City and County, and today it’s the turn of the West of Ireland (we’re including Kerry and Limerick here too).

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.


For the full list, see the Culture Night guide for Mayo.

Galway City & County

  • Wander the Wild Atlantic Way Walk in Galway City by meeting like-minded souls at the Spanish Arch at 5.30pm for a tour.
  • The fantastic Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop will host readings and a live radio broadcast.
  • Catch a number of films made in and about Galway between 1921 and 1974 at the Huston School of Film.
  • Traveller writing, poetry, and music will be celebrated at the Hynes Buildings.
  • Old-time trades and crafts will be explored at the Men’s Shed.
  • Artist Fiona Reilly will take people on a tour of the systems of surveillance in Galway.
  • Vintage and modern robots will be displayed at the Insight Centre for Data Analytics (7pm).
  • Families will enjoy the world of the circus at St Joseph’s Community Centre in Shantalla (6pm)
  • Travel through the county in a vintage car with Sparkplug Callaghan on a ‘culture chase’. (12 noon – 12pm – booking advisable)
  • A night of craft and music can be found at Ceardlann Spiddal Craft Village from 6pm.
  • Visit Jim Kavanagh’s art studio from 7pm in Annagh West.
  • Athenry Heritage Centre will give a talk on architecture, Renaissance poetry and a visual presentation.
  • Photographers Nuala Eising and Nutan Jacques Piraprez will show their art at Clarinbridge Parish Hall.

For the full list, see the official Galway Culture Night website.

Source: Culture Night/YouTube


For the full list, see the Culture Night guide for Roscommon.


For the full list, see the Culture Night guide for Sligo.


For the full list, see the Culture Night guide for Clare.

Culture Night Ambassadors PJ Murphy Sweny's pharmacy shop manager and Culture Night Ambassadors songwriter, musician and vocal artist Jack L & singer and songwriter Miss Kate prepare for Culture Night 2014 Source: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland


For the full list of events throughout Kerry, see the Culture Night website.


For the full list of Limerick events, see the Culture Night website.

First published 16 September

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