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Culture Night 2016 to showcase cultural offering in Limerick



Culture Night 2016 – Limerick City and County Council Culture Night team, Lizanne Jackman, Suzanne Ryan, Sheila Deegan, Aoife Potter Cogan, Marta Slawinska, Karen Fitzgerald and Metropolitan Mayor Cllr. Michael Hourigan. Picture: Alan Place

A feast for all the senses is promised for this year’s Culture Night 2016 in Limerick.

One hundred events will be taking place between 5.00pm and 11.00pm on Friday 16 September across the city and county.

Culture Night 2016

Launching the event was Stephen Hennigar, Fire Breather. Picture: Alan Place




Culture Night 2016 is one of the most popular nights of celebration in Limerick bringing everyone together under a unified sense of belonging.  Culture is embedded as part of the profile of Limerick for many decades and it is as multiple and diverse as its citizens and landscape.

Limerick’s Culture Night 2016 is divided into six themes: Heritage; Children and Family; Art and Design; Theatre and Film; Poetry and Writing; Music and Dance.

From Pinch Pot Constructions and Ceramic Throwing to a Guided Tour of the Book of Kells or Walking the Medieval Walls there is something for everyone of all ages.  And when you get peckish there is an International Cuisine exhibit, experience Four Markets in One or you can Park-up & Picnic!

Culture Night 2016

Launching the event were, Metropolitan Mayor Cllr. Michael Hourigan, Sheila Deegan, Arts and Culture Officer with Limerick City and County Council and Noel Darragh Martin, Pattern Dance Culture. Picture: Alan Place

Sheila Deegan, Arts and Culture Officer with Limerick City and County Council said: “I love the energy of Culture Night with friends and families seeking out events and happenings in usual and unusual spaces.  The 100 events being provided this year is a credit to individual cultural practitioners and organisations who throw open their doors for late night opening for one night only.  Don’t let the opportunity pass you by to hear music, watch a movie, listen to poetry and prose or just dance.”

“I’m calling on everyone to use the hashtag #weareculture to showcase what we have to offer,” she added.

Culture Night is looking to recruit some volunteers to help out on the night.

Karen Fitzgibbon is Volunteer Co-ordinator: “We are looking for volunteers for Culture Night 2016!  Culture Night plays an integral part in our city and county each year when Arts and Cultural organisations open their doors until late with hundreds of free events, tours, talks and performances for you, your family and friends to enjoy.  If you would like to be a part of it then sign up as a volunteer and enjoy the fun!  So get involved!”

Culture Night 2016

Launching the event were, Stephen Hennigar, Sheila Deegan, Arts and Culture Officer with Limerick City and County Council, Noel Darragh Martin, Pattern Dance Culture and Metropolitan Mayor Cllr. Michael Hourigan. Picture: Alan Place

There are 100 events to choose from.  All events are FREE but some venues may require advance booking.

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

Events are taking place at various locations across the city and the county.

Check out or for all the details.

If you want to volunteer Contact: Karen Fitzgibbon on 086 408 5498

For more news on culture from 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.