5 Free Events in Dublin As Part of Tomorrow’s Culture Night 2018

In anticipation for Culture Night 2018 tomorrow, Travel Ireland Magazine is highlighting some free events happening in capital worth checking out.

Bow Street Short Film Festival

This acting school in Smithfield will be screening in their cinema award winning short films starring their talented graduates, including Barry Keoghan. Meanwhile, for those who love a laugh, there’s a Stand Up Show featuring alumni who have gone on to make a splash on the comedy circuit including Eric Lalor, Hannah Mamalis and Stephen Mullan.

Time: 6.30pm–11pm
Address: 12/13 Bow St, Smithfield, D7
Web: bowstreet.ie
Tel: 01 531 0929


The heart of where old and modern Dublin meet, this beloved museum focuses on the Viking and Medieval history of Ireland’s capital. Featuring exhibitions, as well the as chance to see archaeology as a history hunter and climb St Michael’s Tower, on culture night guests can attend for free without booking.

Time: 5.30pm–9pm
Address: St. Michael’s Hill, Christchurch, D8
Web: dublinia.ie
Tel: 01 679 4611

Lilliput Press

Ireland’s leading independent publishers – located in the heart of Stoneybatter will be hosting – a short fiction competition. Presented by comedian Colm O’Regan. The shortlisted submissions will be read out by the authors and judged by an expert panel including Irish Times fiction reviewer, Sarah Gilmartin, Lilliput editor Djinn von Noorden and Lilliput publisher Antony Farrell. Get there early to ensure a spot as the event should be packed.

Time: 18:30pm-21:30pm
Address: 62-63 Sitric Rd, Arbour Hill, D7
Web: www.lilliputpress.ie
Tel: 01 671 1647

O’Shea’s Merchants

Delve deep into the history of old Dublin through the knowledge of a local tour guide. This is a chance for history lovers to come together and discuss the city’s hidden gems, followed by live music from 9.30pm in the courtyard. This event will take place outdoors.

Time: 6pm–11pm
Address: 12 Lower Bridge St, D8
Web: osheasmerchant.com
Tel: 01 679 3797

The Church Bar and Restaurant

This expansive bar and restaurant – built in the former St Mary’s church – offer an informed talk to guide guests through 300 years of folklore, art, and history in the heart of Dublin 1. Head down to the venue for a 20-minute tour of St. Mary’s Parish, Graveyard, and vicinity, in association with Pat Liddy Tours. They take place every 30 minutes. One can register for the event here.

Time: 6.00pm–11.30pm
Address: Junction of Mary & Jervis St, D1
Web: thechurch.ie
Tel: 01 828 0102

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