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Tuesday, 12th September 2023

Culture Night ‘One Night for All’ – Friday 22nd September 2023

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Culture Night invites everyone everywhere, on one joyful night, to discover and celebrate all that our culture is today. This is a national moment connecting everyone to cultural activities locally and nationally and opening up pathways to ongoing engagement.  

Here is just a selection of events across the county of Louth this year: 

County Museum Dundalk 

5.00pm – 8.30pm | Poetry SOS Clinic  *Booking Required.                        

Louth Library Services – Dundalk Library

4.00pm – 8.00pm  |  Visual art on our Natural Heritage with artist Shauna Swords – participants can contribute to a collective collage that will be created throughout the evening. No booking required

6.00pm – 8.00pm |  Music session with some of our librarians and local traditional musicians.

An Táin Arts Centre

6.00pm - 9.00pm | From Open Mic Music Sessions, busking, art workshops and storytelling An Táin Arts centre have a range of activities to suit all ages. *Some events require booking. 

AAEX (Art as Exchange) at Downtown Hub 

7.00pm – 9.30pm | A night of creative expression where participants can contribute to a large scale collective piece. *Booking Required.

Cultúr agus Craic at Mo Chara

8.00pm – late  |  Get down to Mo Chara at 8pm to celebrate the local live music and art of Dundalk and have the craic while doing it!

Comhaltas @ Oriel Centre

8.00pm – late  |  A night of music featuring Traditional Irish Musicians Patsy Hanly, Tommy Guihan and Noel Battle. Ukrainian Musicians Valerii and Olena Supruniuk will also perform. *Booking is required.

Bridge St Studios  

4.00pm – 9.00pm | Visitors will have the opportunity to visit each artist’s workspace to see behind the scenes of a creative workspace.  Taster workshops will be also be on offer. No Booking Required. 

Louth Library Services – Ardee Library

4.00pm – 6.00pm |  Live music with Ardee Brass Band 

Droichead Arts Centre

6.00pm - 9.00pm |  Droichead have live music in the centre, and there will also be a playing of a special podcast by women from Moneymore followed by a Q & A session.  *Booking is required for some events 

Our Streets – Journey of Hope photographic exhibition

4.00pm - 6.00pm | This photographic exhibition consists of powerful images of the war in Ukraine as well as poignant portraits of displaced Ukrainian families living and settling in Ireland. Opening at 4 in Drogheda Library. No booking required. 

8 Fold Artist Studios – open studio and talks

6.00pm - 10.00pm |  Exhibition of new work curated by Dorothy Smyth, with a tour, talks and open studios in their new surroundings in Fair St. Booking is required. 

Boyne Tradfest

6.00pm - 11.00pm |  There are a number of events across Drogheda with the inaugural Boyne Tradfest, launching on Culture Night, including live music sessions, singing sessions and recitals. Booking is required for some events.  

Open House at Townley Hall

4.00pm - 7.00pm |  Come and enjoy a House Tour, walk through many grand rooms and marvel at the elegant staircase in the Rotunda, hear many interesting facts about the building of Townley Hall and its connections to the surrounding area. Booking required.

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