Culture Night is upon us once again and there are some amazing free events set to take place around the whole country tonight.
This year is the 14th annual Culture Night which sees dancers, poets, musicians and more gather together to hos a range of free cultural happenings that celebrate the best of Irish contemporary culture.
This year looks set to be the biggest yet and we're very excited to see what is in store for us around the country tonight. Obviously, we're looking forward to the food events the most, so we've rounded up a few of our favourites below so that you can add them to your itinerary.
Team Adventure: Cooking Up a Delicious Storm
Varied food and drinks from across the world will be showcased on tonight at Athy College. There will also be a range of cookery competitions where competitors bring along the ingredients for their chosen dishes, while Women's International Network provides the equipment and competition space.
Time: 6.30pm – 9pm
Venue: Athy College, Athy
The Bretzel Bakery
Baking bread for Dubliners since 1870, The Bretzel Bakery is part of the local heritage. Formerly the local bakery of the Jewish community, its influences are multi-cultural. Come and hear about the development of sourdough culture from earliest times to the present day and the health benefits of long-fermentation. Smell the gorgeous aroma of freshly baked bread, and take away a sample of starter culture to bake your own bread at home.
Time: 5.30pm – 9.30pm
Venue: 1a Lennox Street, Portobello, D8
Sligo Global Kitchen
Winners of the Irish Food Writers’ Guild Community Award, Sligo Global Kitchen brings communities together to enjoy a global food experience. Come with friends and family and discover new tastes and flavours at Sligo’s most communal table. Sligo Global Kitchen is generously funded by the Community Foundation for Ireland.
Time: 5pm - 8pm
Venue: The Mall, Sligo
The Culture of Food
See ancient cooking objects in this Cook’s Tour of the Hunt Museum, taste food from 10 different Limerick cultures, cooked by professional cooks using recipes of Limerick people. Take part in Cook for Culture competition, where your favourite family recipe will be in demand. A panel of 10 professional cooks will choose 10 to cook on Culture Night, who will come and tell everyone about theirrecipe on the night.
Time: 5pm – 10pm
Venue: The Hunt Museum, Limerick
Dublin Coffee Tour
Come along for a flavour of Dublin’s coffee scene. The coffee scene in Dublin has been growing at a rapid pace. There are lots of speciality coffee shops around town and you will be able to experience these unique stores on this tour. Discover where each shop sources its coffee, its relationship with the farmers and roasters, and meet some of the baristas behind your favourite cup. The walking tour is based around Dublin city centre and takes in some of Dublin’s history and architecture along the way.
Time: 4.30pm – 6pm
Venue: Outside Indigo & Cloth Boutique, 9 Essex St E, Temple Bar, D8
The Fumbally Stables
Born from The Fumbally Café, The Stables host workshops, events, and weekly classes, with a core focus of education. Learn more about their mission to discover how the way we eat and drink affects our health and happiness, about sustainable food practices and production, and join in celebrating Ireland’s inspiring culture of food and drink.
Time: 6pm – 9pm
Venue: The Fumbally Stables, Funmbally Lane, D8
Féasta & Fáilte
A ‘fáilte mhór’ awaits in All Saint Heritage Centre at a gathering where guests will share some food, ceol and comhrá. Bring along a ‘féasta beag' - your favourite recipe from any corner of the world - and share it and your story.
Time: 6pm – 9pm
Venue: All Saint Heritage Centre, Clonbur, Co. Galway
Be part of Limerick's Pig Parade, where you can walk with butchers and famous brass bands. Be part of the fun and help get Limericks giant piggy to the market. There will be puppets, street performers, and real-life piglets.
Time: 7pm - 8pm
Venue: Limerick City