On Thursday, August 14th the ninth annual Culture Night was launched in St Patrick’s Park, Dublin by Heather Humphreys TD Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.
On Friday, September 19th thirty-six regions, towns and cities around Ireland will buzz with events and live performances as Ireland’s most popular cultural extravaganza returns for 2014.
There is a diverse mix of free events with something to suit every age and interest from live music to interactive tours in the more than nine hundred venues participating around the country.
Record crowds are expected for 2014 building on last year’s estimated 350,000 participants as the country connects for this one night a year in a national movement of exploration, experience and enjoyment that is palpable on streets of Ireland.
An incredible blend of cultural events will take place as museums, galleries, cathedrals, studios, observatories, libraries, parks, government buildings and theatres in each corner of the country throw open their doors to create an inimitable celebratory night-time atmosphere.
It’s the largest participatory cultural event in Ireland, when each county showcases the very best of its cultural venues, talents and creativity.
The full national programme is available on: www.culturenight.ie.
Launched the event Minister Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys said: “The government fully recognises the huge contribution culture makes to our society and our economy, and that’s why my Department is continuing to prioritise and promote Culture Night, which has become one of Ireland’s most anticipated cultural events”.