Culture Night takes place on Friday September 20th this year and there are lots of great events happening in our neighbourhood. We’ve rounded up a few that we think will be worth checking out, from a visit to the new Museum of Literature Ireland, a trip to IMRO, or taking the opportunity to explore the Irish Architectural Archive.

City Assembly House art exhibition

The Pride Cup Series is a unique contemporary art exhibition in the City Assembly House. Award winning artist and silversmith Hal Messel has utilised his unique mould of the infamous 2,000 year old Warren Cup in the British Museum, to create eight replica cups in the eight shades of the LGBTQ+ flag.  The event will run from 4 – 10pm and no booking is required.

Visit the Irish Architectural Archive

Tour the largest terraced house on Merrion Square and learn about the work of the Irish Architectural Archive. Explore Freespace Circle, the De Blacam and Meagher entry for the 16th International Architecture Exhibition. See the work of their inaugural artists-in-residence Fiona Marron and Patrick Hough, curated by Michele Horrigan and Sean Lynch. The event will run from 4 – 11 pm and no booking is required.

Irish Music Rights Organisation

Combining public interviews and live performances, this event will give audiences a unique insight into the creative process, touring and the music industry as well as the opportunity to see some fantastic live music in an intimate setting. This event runs from 6 – 10 pm and is free of charge but due to limited capacity booking is essential. To reserve a place please email your name to with ‘Culture Night’ included in the subject line of your email.

Museum of Literature Ireland

A partnership between UCD and the National Library of Ireland, MoLI proudly opens her doors for the first time on Culture Night. Immersive exhibitions, priceless Joycean artefacts from the NLI collections and a beautiful café set in one of Dublin’s most tranquil gardens, the museum is located in the original home of UCD. Experience special previews of the museum’s exhibitions, gardens and café, and enjoy pop-up performances and readings. Special literary trails for children will make a visit to MoLI extra fun for families. The event will run from 5 – 10 pm and no booking is required.

United Arts Club

Originally founded in 1907, the United Arts Club is situated in the heart of Georgian Dublin. This is a chance to explore a hidden gem and its rich cultural history. Enjoy a variety of artistic and cultural events including life drawing classes, musical performances in the function room, and poetry recitals in the club’s bar.  The event runs from 6 – 11 pm and no booking is required.

Culture Night is one of the best ways to get to know your neighbourhood, experience something new, or finally get around to visiting that venue, museum, or theatre you’ve been meaning to check out for months.

There’s a wealth of events to keep you in the South Georgian Quarter so if you need to stop off for something to eat and to recharge, our team would be delighted to look after you. You can check out our menus here, or make a booking here.

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