This Friday, people all over Ireland will be invited to join in on free cultural happenings to celebrate the best of Irish contemporary culture. Now in its thirteenth year, this year’s Culture Night looks set to be the biggest yet, with over 4,000 events taking place countrywide.
Ready to impress are dancers, musicians, poets and more from all four corners of Ireland, who have come together to create unique experiences and memories for those attending this year’s night-time adventures.
However, it’s the food events that have us most excited. With venues opening their doors late into the night, it’s sure to be a night not to be missed. We’ve rounded up some of our favourite food highlights from Culture Night 2018 below for you to add to your itinerary.
1. The Fumbally Stables, Fumbally Lane, Dublin 8
The Stables host workshops, events, and weekly classes, with a core focus of education. This Culture Night, you can learn more about their mission to discover how food and drink affects our happiness and about sustainable food practices, as well as celebrating Ireland’s inspiring culture of food and drink.
2. Bewley’s, 78/79 Grafton Street, Dublin 2
Described as the ‘heart and hearth of Dublin’, Bewley’s has been part of Dubliners’ lives since 1927. Recently renovated, Bewley’s now displays a carefully curated collection of art and artefacts spread over its three floors. This Friday, there will be live music to enjoy well into the night while you indulge with some of Bewley’s famous treats.
3. Dollard & Co., 2-5 Wellington Quay, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Dollard & Co. will be serving up a blast from the past this Friday, instead of their usual delicious pizza, when The National Print Museum will be running a pop-up letterpress printing store. On the night, visitors will get the chance to roll up their sleeves and print their own keepsake in the traditional style used at Dollard Printing House.
4. Viva, 27 Richmond St South, Portobello, Dublin 2
The Ana Belen Lopez School of Flamenco will be putting on a lively flamenco show this Friday night at Viva, with classical guitar maestro Arash Kazemi providing the tunes. There will be Andalusian tapas available to enjoy, along with a range of Spanish wines and beers, as you experience this fiery Spanish performance.
5. The Church, Junction of Mary & Jervis St, Dublin 1
This bar and restaurant, built on the site of St Mary’s church, will offer a tour to guide guests through 300 years of folklore, art, and history in the heart of Dublin 1. Twenty minute tours will showcase St. Mary’s Parish and graveyard, inviting visitors to take a deeper look at The Church’s colourful history.
6. Pigtown Comes to the Milk Market, Limerick Milk Market, Cornmarket Row
This event, in association with the Pigtown Food Series and the Limerick Food Group, will feature cooking demos, music, a Pig Parade through the streets of Limerick and much more. Inspired by Limerick’s famous bacon industry, this event is sure to feature more pork than you can shake a stick at!
7. Multicultural Food Fest, Family Resource Centre, Chapel Lane, Tullow, Carlow
The Forward Steps Family Resource Centre in Tullow will host a multicultural celebration this Friday night, including food tasting stalls, arts and crafts, costumes and music from local multicultural communities. This Friday will also see the launch of a mosaic created by members of this diverse community. Sure to be a festive night, this is one to visit if you’re in Carlow.
We here at F&W know what we’ll be doing this Friday night! Which Culture Night 2018 events you will be attending? Let us know the comments below.
Find out more about Culture Night 2018 at culturenight.ie