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WIN: A seat for you and a friend on Culture Night Preview Bus!

To celebrate Culture Night 2014 – on Friday, 19 September – we want to give you a sneak preview of some of the cool sites to be unlocked…

CULTURE NIGHT 2014 hits towns and cities across Ireland next week on Friday, 19 September.

It’s going to be an incredible evening with hundreds of free events and more than 900 venues opening their doors to the public across the country.

It will span the best of Irish creativity, venues, history, culture and talent with visitor numbers due to hit above last year’s figure of 350,000 participants. Museums, galleries, cathedrals, studios, observatories, libraries, parks, government buildings and theatres in each corner of the country will be opening late to create a celebratory night-time atmosphere.

The full list of events are on but we have a special treat for readers: come with us on a special preview tour of three amazing historical and cultural spots in Dublin! (And bring a friend.)

The Dublin Bus Special Preview Tour - in association with - hits the road THIS Thursday night, 11 September, at 7.15pm from a location in the city centre. As well as transporting you and a friend to the three locations, there will be onboard music, storytelling and poetry to entertain you along the way.

We’ll get tours and talks at these spots along the way:

Windmill Lane Studios

Synonymous with U2, Windmill Lane has echoed to the sound of some of the world’s biggest-selling recording artists from The Rolling Stones to Lady Gaga, and we’ll be getting inside the studio and behind the desk.

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The James Joyce House of the Dead 

This incredible house on Usher’s Island was the setting that inspired James Joyce to write what is arguably his greatest short story, The Dead. We’ll get to sample the Victorian atmosphere that led to the creation of that masterpiece.

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Dublin Castle

We’ll be getting the grand tour of the historic State apartments and grounds on a spot which has been continuously occupied since 1204AD.

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This very special whistlestop tour gives a taste of what will be available on Culture Night next week, when Dublin Bus runs free buses taking in four specially-designed Culture Night routes to get people across the city enabling them to take in as many venues as they can on the night.

How to enter:

We have 25 PAIRS of tickets for this Thursday’s Culture Night Preview Bus tour in association with Dublin Bus.

To be in with a chance to win a pair, just follow these instructions:

  • Answer the question: What date is Culture Night 2014?
  • Include these details in your entry: Name, phone number, address
  • Use the email subject line: Culture Night Preview
  • Email all these from your own email to 

Cut-off point for entries is midnight on Tuesday, 9 September.

Only completed entries will be considered. Prizes are non-transferable and there is no cash alternative.

Winners will be contacted on Wednesday, 10 September – please make sure that you are available for our preview on Thursday, 11 September, so that you don’t leave an empty seat where another reader could sit!

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