Culture Night 2019 – follow the D.N.A. of the City

With so much happening on Culture Night, it’s good to have a theme for your evening of unwrapping Culture in the city. Why not follow the Dublin Northside Attractions trail, made up of some of the city’s most vibrant attractions that are a key not only to the character of Dublin city but also to its people and the people of Ireland.

You could start at the James Joyce Centre. Get closer to James Joyce, one of Ireland’s greatest modern writers. Read the opening episode of Ulysses from 4-6pm. Join an “Introducing James Joyce” talk and walking tour at 5.30pm and 7.00pm. Enjoy a behind the scenes tour of the Centre, complete with readings from Joyce’s works, at 5.15pm, 6.15pm,  7.15pm and 9.15pm. Experience “Songs of Joyce” performed by delightful sirens Sinead Murphy and Darina Gallagher at 8pm in the stunning Kenmare Room. 

Round the corner at 14 Henrietta Street, DabbledooMusic presents ‘Float Down The Liffey’; a unique live music and film screening.

Pop by the National Botanic Gardens for some ‘behind-the-scenes’ tours of parts of the Gardens that you wouldn’t normally get to visit, including the Palm House and the Library & National Herbarium.

Glasnevin is the final resting place of many iconic figures. Come along to Glasnevin Cemetery Museum and hear their stories by joining a tour of Daniel O’Connell’s crypt.

Visit Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane for a night of culture, music, film screenings, art workshops, quick tours and lots more! The Hugh Lane Gallery is one of Dublin’s finest galleries in the heart of the historic north city centre.

Come explore the 1916 Easter Rising, War of Independence, Civil War, the peace process and more in the GPO Witness History award-winning visitor centre! 

Croke Park is the home of Gaelic games and it holds a special place in the hearts and minds of Irish people. Take a tour of the GAA Museum and Croke Park, Europe’s third largest stadium to learn more about this iconic arena.

Finally, why not book a taster tour for EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, recently named Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction.

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