Culture night 2013 which takes place on 20th September, will see 34 regions, towns and cities around Ireland programme a variety of cultural and artistic events.
Locations across the island of Ireland participating include An Ghaeltacht, Armagh, Belfast, Carlow, Cavan, Clare, Cork County, Cork City, Derry/Londonderry, Louth, Dublin, Galway City, Galway County, Kerry, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Leitrim, Letterkenny, Limerick, Mayo, Newry & Mourne District, Navan, North Tipperary, Offaly, Omagh District, Roscommon, Sligo, South Tipperary, Strabane District, Waterford, Westmeath, Wexford and Wicklow.
The free lively late-night national event will include live music, dance, theatre, spoken word, literature, visual art, traditional and Irish contemporary culture, interactive tours, workshops and exhibitions. Culture Night is an initiative co-ordinated by Temple Bar Cultural Trust and supported by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht in partnership with the regional arts offices and local authorities throughout the island of Ireland.
Jimmy Deenihan TD Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht officially launched Culture Night 2013 at the Museum Building, Trinity College.