What is Culture Night?
Culture Night is the highlight of Dublin’s Cultural calendar. Over 400 Cultural attractions and institutions will extend their hours and open their doors to the Public on Culture Night to celebrate Dublin’s eclectic arts scene. With such a wide programme on offer, it can be challenging to find out the best things to do in Dublin. The team in the Dublin Visitor Centre are huge Culture Night Fans. Our blog will help you to get the most of Culture Night. Simply put, we have done the hard work and research so you don’t have to! Check out our top things to do in Dublin City Centre.
City by Night Tour
See for yourself why the City Sightseeing Dublin City by Night Tour is the best way to see Dublin City! Finish off your Culture Night in style as you are taken on a Musical Journey throughout Dublin City. This unique Tour offers unrivaled views of the city’s most popular quarters including Georgian Dublin, Temple Bar and the Docklands. Seize the chance to view Dublin’s most popular landmarks as they are illuminated after Dark. This fun interactive tour around the heart of Dublin city is the ultimate way to learn about Dublin, its people, and of course, it’s music. This one-hour round trip is one of the most interesting things to do in Dublin city at night and is the perfect way to finish off your Culture Night Festivities! Sign up Here
Prior to Culture Night, few Dubliners had the chance to explore the majestic surrounds of the Freemasons Hall. This hidden gem is located just a few meters away from Leinster House in Dublin’s Grafton Quarter. Visitors have an opportunity to step back in time to a bygone era and view a variety of meeting rooms. Each room is decorated in a different architectural style, including an Egyptian style room and a mock Gothic Room. Take a self-guided tour of the Freemason’s Club , don’t worry Staff will be on hand to answer all questions and to show you the Freemason’s secret handshake…if you are lucky! Pre-booking Not Available: First Come first served.
As we all know its 6 short weeks to the Presidential Election. At present, it is looking like our sitting President Michael D Higgins will be re-elected! On Culture Night, Michael D and Sabine will throw the doors of the Aras open to welcome eager Culture Vultures. Visitors will be given guided tours of the historic State Rooms which were built by Phoenix Park Ranger Nathaniel Clements in 1751. These impressive rooms acted as inspiration for the White House. Demand for tickets of the Aras will be high so a lottery will be held for tickets.