15 Fantastic Family Events for Culture Night 2022

Jill Holtz

August 18, 2022

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Culture Night 2022 takes place on Friday 23rd September with a mix of fantastic cultural events taking place all around the country. We’ve picked out a selection of fantastic family-friendly events that look really fun – take a look below!

There is a wide variety of family-friendly events to choose from, ranging from pottery, painting and performances to drumming, drawing and dancing! The full programme can be found on the Culture Night website.

Family Events for Culture Night 2022

Book Clinic with Children’s Books Ireland

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Time: 4-8pm

Where: St Andrew’s Street Post Office, Dublin 2

Are you a young reader? Looking for a new series to delve into? Feeling uninspired by your bookshelves at home? Then pop into the Children’s Books Ireland Book Clinic at St Andrew’s Street Post Office, proudly supported by An Post!

Young readers and their families are invited to drop in for an informal consultation with one of Children’s Books Ireland’s friendly Book Doctors, who are ready to offer the best advice for young readers. The consultation begins with some questions about books the young reader previously read, as well as activities, movies, TV shows and video games they enjoy. This lets the Book Doctor know a little bit more about the patient so they can write a book prescription, which is a personalised list of books recommended for the individual patient. Every patient leaves the Book Clinic with a book prescription to take to their local library or bookshop to have filled.

No booking is required. For more information, click here.

From Barracks to Museum: Family Tour

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Time: 5-6pm, 6-7pm and 7-8pm

Where: National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts & History, Collins Barracks, Dublin 7

Drop into the National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts & History, Collins Barracks and join a free family tour with one of the Museum guides.

Find out about the lives of soldiers living in the Barracks from the 1700s until the late 1900s, as well as the transition from one of Europe’s oldest occupied Barracks into one of Ireland’s National Museums. Along the way discover some of the highlights from the Museum’s history and decorative arts exhibitions.

No booking required, however spaces are limited. For more information, click here.

Samba Drumming Workshop

Time: 7-8pm

Where: Monaghan County Museum

Feel the rhythm! Join drummer Peter Crann from WeDrum Ireland to explore drums from around the world. By the end of this fast-moving and humorous workshop participants will be able to play an exciting piece of Afro-Brazillian music, complete with dramatic and fun breaks.

Suitable for all ages. Booking Essential. To make a booking please call Monaghan County Museum on 047 82928

For more information, click here.

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Illustration for Children: Workshop with Artist Daniele Trombetti

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Time: 5-5.30pm

Where: Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Fitzwilliam Square East, Dublin 2

Have your crayons and pencils ready and enjoy this workshop on illustration for children with artist Daniele Trombetti where you’ll learn how to draw fantastic worlds and characters. Daniele was born in Imola (Italy). He published illustrated books for children, and collaborated with various Italian and foreign publishers, writing the texts and illustrations for his books.

Suitable for ages 8+. Booking is required. For more information and to book, click here.

Cashel Comhaltas Music Seisiun

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Time: 4-8pm

Where: Brú Ború Cultural Centre, Cashel, Co Tipperary

Craobh Caiseal Mumhan CCÉ will hold a cultural evening in the Brú Ború Cultural Centre for Culture Night 2022. Weather permitting, the evening’s proceedings will get under way with a music seisiún in the grounds of the cultural centre in the shadow of the ancient Rock of Cashel. The evenings events will then continue in the Teach Ceoil and will include traditional music, song and dance. Visitors will get the opportunity to take part and demonstrate their own talents while also getting the opportunity to learn about our rich cultural traditions.

All are welcome to this night of culture and fun and refreshments will also be provided on the night.

No booking is required. For more information, click here.

Sea Shanty Singalong

Time: 5-7pm, every 20 minutes

Where: The Piazza, Ground Floor, The Playhouse, Artillery Street, Derry

Victoria Geelan and Music Kin present an intergenerational and inclusive singing session, specifically designed for families with children aged 3-5 years, but all are welcome.

Join vocalist and music-outreach facilitator, Victoria Geelan, and Joleen McLaughlin, harpist with The Henry Girls, for a short, interactive musical performance.

No booking required. For more information, click here.

Junior Explorer at the GAA Museum

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Time: 4-9pm

Where: Croke Park, Dublin 3

Join in for Junior Explorer Night at the GAA Museum. Younger visitors are encouraged to take a Junior Explorer passport and find the answers to the questions amidst the museum’s exhibitions. Learn about the evolution of the GAA and see some awesome objects along the way! There will also be pop-up workshops, colouring Cú Chulainn’s Den and pitch viewings.

Booking is essential and will open on 1 September. For more information and to book, click here.

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Storytelling with Niall de Búrca

Time: 4-5pm

Where: Dundalk Library & County Museum, Co Louth

Culture Night at Dundalk Library & County Museum, in conjunction with the Louth County Council Arts Office, kicks off its events with world-renowned storyteller Niall de Búrca. Niall will provide a hilarious and memorable story time for families at 4pm in the Dundalk library.

Booking is required. For more information and to book tickets, click here.

Projections: TikTok O’Clock

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Time: 5-9pm

Where: Civic Theatre, Tallaght, Co Dublin

A large scale projection of the TikToks made as part of the Matt and Hat TikTok workshops for Cruinniú na nÓg. Come and see a large scale projection of some of the best TikToks Tallaght has to offer.

This short film was put together by Matt Szezerek, choreographer and star of the short film Matt and Hat. Matt worked with several groups of young people throughout the summer, culminating in a series of TikTok Masterclasses as part of Cruinniú na nÓg festival. He has edited all the short dance pieces made by the young people into one MEGA TikTok. Come see what all the fuss is about this Culture Night!

No booking required. For more information, click here.

Night Among the Stars

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Time: 5.30-9.30pm

Where: DIAS Dunsink Observatory, Castleknock, Dublin 15

Join in for a night among the stars and expand your mind with cosmic insights from the astronomers of DIAS Dunsink Observatory! Dunsink is Ireland’s oldest astronomical observatory and was once the home of one of Ireland’s greatest mathematicians, Sir William Rowan Hamilton. Nowadays, DIAS astrophysicists study explosions on the Sun, search for new stars and planets, and search the universe for exotic astronomical objects.

The programme includes a self-guided tour of the 18th century observatory and the Victorian engineering of the South Telescope built by Grubb of Dublin. There will also be “light-speed” talks from leading astrophysicists and a questions & answers session.

Booking required. For more information and to book, click here.

Culture Night at Glasnevin Cemetery

Time: 4-8pm

Where: Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin 11

The stories of 1.5 million people are faithfully preserved at Glasnevin, a beautifully restored Victorian cemetery featuring epic monuments to our past. From poets and presidents, singers and suffragettes, the ordinary and the extraordinary – the stories of those who shaped our nation’s history are brought to life.

Join a tour guide on Culture Night in a highlight tour of Glasnevin, visiting the crypt of the cemetery’s founder Daniel O’Connell and the final resting place of revolutionary leader Michael Collins.

Booking required. For more information and to book, click here.

Workshops at Shandon Art Studios

Culture Night 2021

Time: 5-8pm

Where: Shandon Art Studio, Cork

Shandon Art Studio invites adults and children to participate in free painting and pottery workshops for children and adults with JinLing Jin, Rosie Roccaforte and Karina Killeen.

  • 5-6pm: Painting workshop for children (5+)
  • 6-7pm: Painting workshop for adults
  • 6-8pm: Pottery workshop for children and adults

Places are limited, so book your place for painting or pottery workshop by texting  (087) 1486403.

For more information, click here.

Puppet Show with No Strings Attached Theatre Company

Time: 5.30-6.15pm

Where: Meeting House Square, Dublin 2

No Strings Theatre Company present a hand-crafted puppetry performance of ‘The Gruffalo’ for all ages to enjoy.

No booking required.

Build, with Me + The Moon

Time: 5-8pm

Where: Me + The Moon, Collis Sandes House, Tralee, Co Kerry

We invite you to join us to build your future town, what will it include? How will it look? Using recycled materials we will encourage children to think about sustainable future and ask what that means to them and how will it look.

Suitable for 5-12 year olds. Booking required. For more information and to book, click here.

Drop-In Origami Workshop

Time: 5-5.30pm

Where: Chester Beatty Library, Dublin 2

Join Sachiko Tanaka and Aoi Sasaki to explore the world of origami paper-folding – a fun, creative activity for all ages. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Suitable for ages 5+. No booking required. For more information, click here.

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