Your Guide to Culture Night – Where To Go & What To See For Free!


Your Guide to Culture Night

Where To Go & What To See For Free!

Moate Events

Time: 09.00 – 22.00

Art Trail

Enjoy a rich display of local creative talent incorporating painting, textile, drawing, crafts and sculpture created by solo artists and collaborative groups

Location: Carmelite Centre, Moate Library, Galvin’s Giftshop, Tuar Árd Arts Centre, Doe’s Pizza, Dun Na Sí Amenity & Heritage Park

Time: 10.00 – 19.00

Junk Couture & Visual Art Exhibition

Display by students of Moate Community School and artist Dominique Foley & Lorna Farrell

Location: Bob Traynor Gallery, Tuar Árd Arts Centre

Time: 10.30 – 13.00 & 14.30 – 17.00

Photography Exhibition

An exhibition of ‘Heritage Street Furniture’

Location: Moate Library

Time: 16.30- 18.30

Open Day at Dun Na Sí Amenity & Heritage Park

Dun na Si Amenity & Heritage Park, Knockdomney, is celebrating its public opening from 4.30-6.30pm. There will be guided tours, attractions & light refreshments. All are welcome.

Location: Dun Na Sí Amenity & Heritage Park

Time: 17.00 -19.00

Moate Museum Opens To The Public

Children to be accompanied by an adult

Location: Moate Museum, Main Street

Time: 18.30 – 20.00

Children Performing Arts Expression School of Speech, Drama & Musical Theatre

Children present selected pieces. Director: Caroline Hanamy

Location: Tuar Árd Arts Centre

Time: 22.00 – 22.30

Local Archive & Footage Screening

Tom Curtin archives and An Móta All Whites GC, Scór Moments

Location: Don’s Bar, Main Street

Time: 21.00 – 23.30

Traditional Irish Night

Traditional Music, Storytelling & Dance including performers ‘Celtic Blondes’

Location: P. Egan’s Bar, Main Street

Time: 21.30 – 23.30

Folk & Traditional Music Seisiún

Performances by the Newgrange Traditional/ Folk Band, featuring Carroll Ripley Behan & Eamon Behan

Location: Mary Coffey’s

Athlone Events:

Time: 10.00 – 17.00

Paintings at the Library’

Athlone Arts Group present a must-see exhibition which runs until September 28th

Location: Aidan Heavey Public Library

Time: 11.00 – 22.00

‘RDS Student Art Awards Exhibition’

Location: Luan Gallery

Time: 16.00- 17.30

Viking Tours River Sailing with historical and environmental talk with Michael McDonnell. Complimentary tea/coffee on board.

Location: River Shannon. Departs from rear of Athlone Castle

Time: 16.00-17.00

Athlone Women’s Forum
The African Connection. The evening includes traditional costume, dances & African along with a fashion show.

Location: First Floor, Shopping Centre Athlone

Time: 17.30. – 22.00

Newly renovated Athlone Castle will stay open late on Culture Night.  Special discounted rate will be in place.

Location: Athlone Castle

Time: 18.00- 20.00

An open studio and art exhibition featuring the works of ‘Abbey Road Artists Studio’ artists

Location: Abbey Road Artists Studios

Time: 18.00-19.30

Workshop on Writing and Storytelling with a Twist

Location: The Dean Crowe Theatre, Chapel Street

Time: 19.00 – 21.00

Opening the Little Museum to the public in the evening with background live Irish folk music

Location: Little Museum of Memories, 1 Lloyds Lane

Time: 19.00 – 22.00

Making Space Art Exhibition

Members of the Collectives work will be displayed

Location: Making Space, 15 Custume Place

Time: 19.00 – 21.00

The Shambles Art Studio Artists Exhibition

Artists include Margo McNulty, Ann McGuinness, Catherine Rock, Lawrence O’Neill, Robbie Ryan and Lesley Wingfield

Location: The Bastion Gallery, 6 Bastion Street

Time: 20.00 – 22.00

Culture Night Radio

Tune into hear stories about Athlone’s most famous artistic people & buildings. Presented by Jason Gill

Location: Athlone Community Radio 88.4fm

Time: 20.30 – 22.00

The Little Theatre Presents ‘Spreading The News’ by Lady Gregory

Location: Athlone Little Theatre, St. Mary’s Place

Time: 20.30 – 21.00

Tonnta’s Fire Breathing Show

Revolution Marching Band will also perform.

Location: The Civic Square

Mullingar Events:

Time: 09.00-17.00

Mullingar Camera Club Exhibition

Location: The Atrium, County Buildings

Time: 10.00-17.00

John McCauley’s Photographic Exhibition

Location: Mullingar Library

Time: 10.30-13.00

Mullingar Student Players – Present ‘The Crucible’ by Arthur Miller

Location: Mullingar Arts Centre

Time: 11.00 – Late

Yarn Bombing Across Town – ‘As You Are Now So Once We Were”.

Yarn bombing (a knitted/ crochet rug) around the statue of Joe Dolan and lots more locations

Location: Joe Dolan Statue, Park Bench, Canal Bridge, Market Square & lots more

Time: 11.30 – 13.00

The Jazz Lounge

Jazz Chill Out Lounge for Mothers and Babies

Location: Riverside Community Centre, Dalton Park

Time: 14.00-16.00

“Destination MullingART” and Art Exhibition.

Location: Market House

Time: 15.00-16.00

Guided Tour of Mullingar Cathedral by Ruth Illingworth with an emphasis on mosaics and the history of the church

Location: Cathedral of Christ the King

Time: 16.00 – 17.00

Belvedere By Day

A Guided tour of the Naturalistic Parkland & Gothic and Gardens


Location: Belvedere House & Gardens

Time: 17.00 – 18.00

Comhaltas Ceoiltoiri Eireann Performance

Traditional Music Performance

Location: Belvedere House and Gardens

Time: 17.00-18.00

Mullingar Harp School Recital

Location: Greville Arms Hotel Foyer

Time: 18.00-20.00

The Atrium will fill with the sounds of the mesmerising music of ‘Irish Midlands Youth Orchestra’. Doors open at 18.00. Show at 18.30

Location: Atrium, County Buildings

Time: 18.00 – 18.30

Angelina Ballerina Dance Academy Ballet Class – This is a ballet class for 3-6yrs. The class is taught through the stories and music of the t.v show Angelina Ballerina.

Location: Dance Factory, Unit 1 Lynn Business Park, Lynn Road

Time: 18.00-22.00

Art Exhibition & Workshops from two local artists. Workshops will focus on simple art techniques. Snacks & beverages provided.

Location: Angel Art, 29 Austin Friar Street

Time: 18.15-19.45

Mullingar Toastmasters

Join us for an evening of cultured talk, laughter and fun. Hear some funny and wise speeches, and you can challenge the toastmasters to take on your topic to see if they can do it justice.

Location: Ulysses Bar, Upstairs Greville Arms Hotel

Time: 18.30 – 20.00

Doors Open of All Saints Church and Grounds

Location: All Saints Church, Church Avenue

Time: 18.30 – 21.30

‘A Sample Of…..’

A video installation by Exquisite CoLab

Location: The Church Restaurant (Methodist Church across from The Harbour Place Shopping Centre)

Time: 19.30-20.30

Move Yourself! Adult Dance Fitness class– This class is a dance workout and a floor workout for abs, bum and tums. Workout to the best music in the charts. Bring Hand weights if you own any, don’t worry if not.

Location: Dance Factory, Unit 1 Lynn Business park, Lynn Road.

Time: 19.30 – 21.00

Mullingar Town Band Open Night and Recruitment –

Go behind the scenes of Mullingar Town Band and meet the band members. The band will hold their annual recruitment for ages 8 and up.

Location: Mullingar Town Band (Bandhall), Mullingar Business Park.

Time: 20.00 – 2100

Belvedere By Night– A walking tour of the majestic landscapes of Belvedere and the history that looms the grounds

Location: Belvedere House & Gardens

Time: 21.00-22.30

Westmeath Traditional Irish Culture Night -Traditional Irish Music, Song, Dance and Stories from Westmeath artists

Location: Áras an Mhuilinn, Mount St

Time: 21.00-Late

Live Music from ‘Dearly Beloved’ Featuring Rob Higgins

Location: Number 1 Live Music Venue, 1 Harbour Street

Castlepollard and Fore Events

Time: 10:30 – 17:00

‘Making Sounds Visible’ Exhibition

Artwork created by the public during Hilltown New Music Festival

Location: Castlepollard Library

Time: 11.00-14.00

CastlepollART ‘The Big Paint-in’

Gathering as many artists as possible to paint together

Location: The Square, Castlepollard

Time: 16.30  to 17.30 pm (Weather permitting)

Street Art

Join artists Teresa Doyle and Ursula Meehan and become chalk street drawers for  an evening.

Location: The Square, Castlepollard

Time: 20.00-22.00

Night at the Mausoleum

Free guided tour of the interior of the Nugent Mausoleum with Heritage Guide Bartle Darcy

Location: Nugent Mausoleum, Fore

Delvin Event:

Time: 19.00 – 22.00

Group Art Exhibition

Contribution by Actress Mary McEvoy. Information stand on Bog Ecology & Conservation and talk on ‘Bog Bodies’ given by Noel French. Wine reception.

Location: The Garden Gallery, Crowenstown, Delvin

Kilbeggan Events:

Time: 18.00- 20.00

Complimentary Guided Tours

The complimentary tours will run at 6pm, 7pm and 8pm.

Location: Kilbeggan Distillery

Time: 20.00- 21.30

Eileen Coghlan – ‘Artist For Ireland’.

An interactive celebration of the work of Illustrator Eileen Coghlan

Location: Scoil an Chlochair (The Convent Primary School)

Tyrrellspass Event:

Time: 20.00-21.00

Talk with Chief Archaelogist Rónán Swan focusing on recent major road building areas

Location: The Grocery, Tyrrellspass

Castletown Geoghegan and Ballynacargy Events:

Time: 19.00-20.30

Cara Phort FRC will open displaying knitting, crochet, embroidery and paintings produced by Club Picasso and Cara Phort Knitters

Location: Cara Phort FRC, Ballynacargy

Time: 19.30-20.15

Castletown Geoghegan CCE & Ballynacargy CCE will dance in a special performance for Culture Night

Location: Castletown Geoghegan

Time: 20.00- 21.00

Sean Nós Hour

Poetry reading, music and singing

Location: Hazel Gallery, Ballynacargy

Time: 20.45- Late

Ballynacargy CCE and Castletown Geoghegan CCE will dance in a special performance for Culture Night followed by traditional music session

Location: Ballynacargy

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