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Culture Night 2019 will take place in Letterkenny on Friday 20th September from 6pm until 10pm


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Culture Night provides a terrific opportunity for families to sample aspects of Irish culture and heritage. This extraordinary night of cultural festivities has grown each year since its inception in 2006 with inspiring commitment from local authorities, cultural organisations and participants throughout the country. There is a diverse programme of performances, events and exhibitions available to the public.


In common with other participating towns and cities across the country, Letterkenny will see an evening of highly accessible, FREE OF CHARGE, family friendly events.


The programme is centered around, among others, Donegal County Museum, the Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny Town Park, the County Donegal ETB Music Education Partnership, An Grianán Theatre, The Artworks, The Central Library, Donegal County Council Heritage Office, St. Eunan’s Cathedral, Conwal Parish Church, Create-A-Link Art Studio, ArtCo Gallery, The Swell Festival, Donegal Youth Service @ The LOFT and the Save The Church Lane/Cathedral Quarter Group.


Culture Night 2018 Highlights


Letterkenny’s participation for the tenth time in the national Culture Night on Friday 21st September 2018 generated over 5,800 visits – the highest level of engagement recorded to date – at 39 events in 26 cultural facilities in and about the town.


Donegal County Museum, the Regional Cultural Centre (RCC), Central Library, the Arts Service and the Heritage Office all contributed immensely to the success of the programme. New additions included the new Letterkenny Courthouse where some 300 members of the public enjoyed guided tours of the state of the art facility, while Donegal Intercultural Platform, Donegal Travellers Project and the Christeph Gallery made a welcome return to the programme.


Particular highlights included Donegal County Museum’s A Long Farewell exhibition on the emigration experiences of Donegal women with a supporting programme of an American Wake and stories of Donegal Orphan Girls shipped to Australia, as enacted by Maura Logue of Dark Daughter Productions.


Central Library hosted a programme of storytelling sessions in a specially erected marquee at the junction of Oliver Plunkett Road and Lower Main Street, thus increasing the Library’s visibility as a key Culture Night location.


The RCC was a hive of activity with its own exhibition programme - the Hands-On room; the Donegal Music Education Partnership’s (DMEP) Tiny Concerts programme; and Donegal Youth Orchestra’s open rehearsal attracting over 400 people to the venue on the night.



For more information on Culture Night 2019 please pick up or download a copy of the Culture Night Programme, follow @CultureNightDonegal on Facebook, or visit .



Culture Night is brought to you by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht in partnership with Donegal County Council (Culture Division).


Is í an Roinn Ealaíon, Oidhreachta agus Gaeltachta a dhéanann comhordú ar an Oíche Chultúir, i gcomhpháirt le Comhairle Chontae Dhún na nGall (Rannán Cultúir).






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