Dublin City Council Culture Night events Friday 20th September 2013

Dublin City’s streets and culture venues will be bustling again this year for Culture Night 2013, Friday 20th September 2013.  Dublin City Council’s cultural venues will open their doors from 5pm until late to welcome all interested culture enthusiasts.


Dublin’s Mansion House, Dawson Street, Dublin 2, will host tours of the house between 5pm and 9.30pm, starting on the half hour.  The tours will be given by the current Lord Mayor of Dublin Oilskin Quinn, and some former Lord Mayors.  Each tour will accommodate a maximum of thirty people and it will be on a first come, first served basis.


Dublin’s City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2, is open between 5 and 10pm offering its visitors music courtesy of the Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann and an exhibition and show “Bare Feet and Bowler Hats”  capturing the Dublin of 1913” presented by Liberties Heritage Association.  The City Council Chamber and the permanent exhibition “The Story of the Capital” a multimedia exhibition tracing the history of the foundations of Dublin from Viking and Norman times until today, are also options for discerning visitors.


Dublin City Council arts Office, The LAB, Foley Street, Dublin 1 are presenting “Nine” an exhibition which aims to act as a point of discussion about what it means to grow up as a child in Ireland in the 21st century.  The Lab is open between 5 and 10pm and it is focusing on activities for children and young adults which include creative print and model making workshops, also music and dance performances to name but a few.


Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane, Parnell Square North, will host an exciting night for all ages including art exhibitions, workshops and artists talks, drawing stations and tours of the building and the collections.  Live music, film screenings and tai chi are also activities organised for the evening.


Dublin City Library & Archive, Pearse Street, Dublin 2,  invites family historians and researchers to Celebrate Family History on Culture Night from 6 to 9pm.  Talk to experts – try out sources – look at exhibitions – get new ideas!  All are welcome and booking is not essential.


Marino Library

• Memory Lane; 7.30pm – 8.30pm

Digital presentation and talk on photographs from

Dublin City Public Libraries’ Collection with Eithne Massey, Senior Librarian, Dublin City Public Libraries, Digital Collections. Booking essential. T. 8336297