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Culture Night 2017 Promises 90 Free Events Across the City and County

Culture Night 2017 promises 90 free events across the city and county – Pictured are Godknows Jonas of Music Generation Limerick City and Sheila Deegan, Arts and Culture Officer, Limerick City and County Council. Photo: Oisin McHugh/TrueMedia

Culture Night 2017 promises 90 free events across the city and county

Limerick will be lit up with culture as the city and county prepare to be switched on this Culture Night 2017.

The depth and range of cultural offerings in Limerick will be on display as 90 free events will take place across the city and county of Limerick on Friday 22 of September as part of the nationwide celebration of arts and culture.






The thousands of people who are expected to attend some of the events on Culture Night 2017 will be in for a treat.  From ‘Printing your heart out’ to going behind the scenes at one of Limerick’s radio stations; there is something for all the family.

The gates and doors of some of Limerick’s famous landmarks will be opened for visitors including the North Munster Masonic Centre, a tour of St John’s Cathedral, a look inside Sarsfield Barracks Military History and Culture and an International Living Statue will be performing.

Or what about some sessions, an evening of music and song, watch a 3D printer in action, or be dazzled with aerial dancing.

Among the performers on show will be Music Generation Limerick City who will throw open the doors to their Creative Centre to visitors.  The centre is the only one of its kind in the country.

Godknows Jonas of Music Generation Limerick City said: “Culture is an ongoing story.  Our stories are different, but that difference needs to be celebrated so that together we can create new stories.  Real stories, ones that represent who we are together.  So be part of switching on Culture with your stories on Culture Night in Limerick.”

Sheila Deegan, Arts Officer with Limerick City and County Council and Creative Ireland Limerick Co-ordinator said: “Culture Night is about the celebration of the creativity that exists in our communities, organisations and individuals.  Be sure to come out and enjoy the multiplicity that Limerick represents. For five hours from 5 pm on the 22nd of September Limerick will celebrate the diversity of all that culture switches on in our lives.”

There are 90 events to choose from.  All events are free but some venues may require advance booking.

Events are taking place at various locations across the city and the county including Limerick Gallery of Art, King John’s Castle, Curraghgour Boat Club, UL, Dance Limerick, Hunt Museum, FabLab, Milk Market, Limerick Museum, Merchant’s Quay, Limerick Civic Trust, Chez Le Fab, St John’s Cathedral, the Dominicans Church, and Sarsfield Barracks.

In the county, Culture Night events are taking place in Kilmallock, Kildimo, Newcastle West, Adare, Rathkeale, Abbeyfeale, Bruree.

Culture Night is brought to you by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht in partnership with regional arts offices, local authorities and cultural organisations throughout the island of Ireland.

To visit the official website for Culture Night 2017 click here

To read more Culture Night stories on I Love Limerick click here

Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.