Culture Night is an annual all-island public event that celebrates culture, creativity and the arts. This year, it will take place on Friday 22nd September between 5pm and 11pm. On Culture Night, arts and cultural organisations and venues of all shapes and sizes, including the National Cultural institutions, extend their opening hours to allow for increased access to the public. Special and unique events and workshops are specifically programmed at participating locations and everything is available free of charge.
Culture Night 2017 will feature 100 free arts and cultural events taking place in 40 towns and villages in County Cork.
Message from the Cork County Mayor, 2017
Now in its seventh year, Cork County Culture Night is well established as an enjoyable annual celebration of culture, creativity and the arts. As Mayor of the County of Cork, I would like to thank all of the organisations, artists and venues who give their time and energy to organise free, exciting events for their communities to enjoy on Culture Night.
Culture Night only comes around once a year and it is a great opportunity for all the family to experience some of the county’s wonderful cultural offerings. I would encourage everyone to come along on Friday September 22nd to Explore, Experience and Enjoy all the county has to offer.
Is í seo an seachtú bliain do Oíche Chultúir Chontae Chorcaí . Tá sé bunaithe go maith mar cheiliúradh bhliantúil taitneamhach de chultúir, cruthaitheachta agus na n-ealaíon. Mar Mhéara ar Chontae Chorcaí, ba mhaith liom buíochas a ghabháil le gach ceann de na n-eagraíochtaí, ealaíontóirí agus na ionaid a thugann a gcuid ama agus fuinnimh, saor in aisce, chun na imeachtaí spreagúil a eagrú chun go mbeadh an bpobal in ann taitneamh a bhaint as Oíche Chultúir.
Thárlaíonn Oíche Chultúir ach uair amháin sa bhliain agus is deis iontach é don chlann go léir chun taithí a fháil i roinnt de na tairiscintí cultúrtha iontach atá san chontae. Ba mhaith liom gach duine a spreagadh chun teacht linn ar Dé hAoine, an 22ú Meán Fómhair chun taiscéal a dhéanamh agus taithí agus sult a bhaint as gach rud atá a thairiscint ag an Chontae.
Cllr Declan Hurley
Mayor of the County of Cork / Méara de Chontae Chorcaí