Culture Night is a national initiative each September which normally sees approximately 50 cultural events take place in over 15 locations countywide in Clare
Culture Night has expanded to towns and villages across Ireland since it’s origins in Temple Bar in 2006. In 2019 it was reported that 4,000 free events reached 400,000 people across Ireland, making it one of the most recognisable and anticipated national dates in the Irish cultural calendar. Of these events, fifty four took place in fifteen towns and villages in Clare with over four thousand people attending.
In 2020 Culture Night moved online and Culture Night 2021 was also a hybrid of online and outdoor events, subject to COVID 19 restrictions. It took place on Friday, September 17th, 2021.
In October 2021, the Arts Council launched a major report into the development of the Culture Night initiative which makes for very interesting reading.
Check out the Culture Night Website for a list of all of the Clare events or follow us on facebook for some fabulous images from the night.