Culture Night is set to take place at venues across Carlow and Kilkenny

There are a host of free events across Carlow and Kilkenny tonight for Culture Night.

Attractions such as Kilkenny Castle, James Stephens Barracks, the Visual Museum and the Carlow County Museum are open to the public and offer a variety of entertainment.

There is also plenty of music, art, poetry, and other cultural activities that locals can go, see, and participate in.

The fun starts across the country at 4 p.m. – complete program – with staggered departures throughout the evening.

To Carlow


The county’s first offerings from 4 p.m. come in the form of Botanical Painting with Breda Malone at the Community Garden An Gairdin Beo, the Irish Wheelchair Association in the town of Carlow are hosting workshops in art and pottery, creative writing, readings and more at Teach Fáilte while Made in Carlow invites you to its premises in Tullow Street for painting, sculpture, crafts, music and poetry. Add to that Joan Coen’s an Open Studio on Kilkenny Road is also starting up.

From 4:30 p.m., Trudi Doyle opens its art studio in Crecrin, Ballyconnell, Tullow while at Bagenalstown Library you will find historical drama performance The winter dress.

Carlow County Museum hosts a special exhibition “On my honor, I will try…” on Scouting in Carlow, 90+ – you’ll find it in the O’Hanrahan Gallery from 5pm.

Creative processes Carlow has Dry needle felting taster events at their premises in Kilcoole, Rathoe from 5.30pm.

There is a introduction to cinema with the ULAB studio from 6 p.m. at Therry Hall, Carlow College. Visual Carlow will unveil its Fall/Winter season of events. In the meantime, Carlow College of Music showcases some of the county’s youngest talent at the Carlow Library.

Family painting workshops can be enjoyed from 7pm at Visual Carlow.

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Carlow Storytellers display their talents from 7:30 p.m. at the Carlow Library.

St Mary’s Church in Ireland has expressions of Carlow Arts and Culture: Piano Recital from 20h.

From 8:30 p.m. to Visual Carlow you are invited to join Áine Donohoe on button accordion, Lisa De Buitléir on violin, Megan Mcdonald on concertina and Jack Gladney on guitar. At the same time, a small ensemble of singers, instrumentalists, friends and former associates of Aspiro come together to perform as ‘bis’ at Tully’s Bar on Tullow Street.

Then, late night entertainment in the form of an evening of improvised background music by The Spinning Boy with drummer Bryan O’Connell at the TBA Pop Up, 59 Dublin Street. It’s from 10 p.m.


In Kilkenny


4pm departures in Kilkenny include youth workshops at Tada! theater school at the Thomastown Community Center, you can catch the starvation experience at the MacDonagh Junction shopping center while Knitted together exhibition route takes you on a tour of a number of locations in the city with workshops on La Parade from 4.30 p.m.

Also from 4:30 p.m., the premises of the Design Crafts Council of Ireland in Thomastown welcome Jail Birds – an evening of jewelry and metalwork.

You can stop to explore Rothe House and Gardens from 5 p.m., Essie May’s Yoga Studio on Kieran Street offers botanical mandalas and KCAT in Callan has theatrical entertainment and eco-artistic explorations.


MacDonagh Junction Mall Hosts Resilience from 6 p.m. examining the complexity and strength of the human condition in the face of adversity – and how it prevails. At a time, Kilkenny CastleThe period rooms can be enjoyed and block party at Butler Gallery features live DJs in the gardens, a late-night entry to Kevin Atherton: The Return and Showcase by youth collective Youth, Ecology, Art. While there is an evening of music, heritage and art to Ionad Lachtain, Freshford.

Butler House and Garden invites you from 6:30 p.m. to Design and paint a tile workshop. While Kilkenny Castle has live medieval and Renaissance music in the image gallery.

James Stephens Army Barracks begins a visit to his enclosed village from 7 p.m. You will also find Children’s film and animation, a screening of short films from young people across the country at the Waterford Road studios of the Young Irish Film Makers. And Poetry by the wheelbarrow starts at Mick Doyle’s Pub in Graignamanagh.

Clogh Writers will host festivities at the Moneenroe Community Hall beginning at 7:30 p.m. themed around coal mining and local culture. In Freshford, St Lachtain’s Church presents Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann, Craobh Osrai presenting an hour-long entertainment show of Irish music, song, dance and storytelling, featuring Ceoltóirí Kilkenny and guests.


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