Culture Night Tipperary
Culture night has grown from small beginnings to become one of the most important fixtures in the cultural calendar in Ireland. And nowhere is doing it better on Friday 22nd September than in the Premier County. We have selected a few of our favourite events from all over County Tipperary below to give you a small flavour of what’s on. We also have hundreds of events listed on www.inspireme.ie. For the full programme of events check out www.culturenight.ie.
In Cahir House Hotel from 8-11pm, Cahir Comhaltas will be celebrating a night of musical culture and heritage. There will also be Irish music filling the night sky at the Blind Piper Statue, and Cahir House Library earlier in the evening.
The majestic setting of the Rock of Cashel will be the venue for a very special night. First up is the Cedartowns, playing from their vast repertoire of folk, rock and blues inspired music. This is followed by a screening of Staid, the debut film from bestselling author Paul O’Brien. And after the show both he and other cast members will be available for a Q&A so you can get the inside track into the world of film. But be warned, pre-booking for this amazing venue is essential.
In Clonmel, the LIT Campus is planning a very interactive art installation. Entitled ‘Walk a mile in my shoes’ this event invites everyone to donate an artistically decorated shoe. The shoe can symbolise them or someone they would like to remember. All the shoes will be stretch for half a mile from Parnell Street to the campus grounds, followed by music, a talk and refreshments.
Fethard is famous world-wide for its equestrian links. And Culture night is the perfect opportunity to celebrate. The Fethard Horse Country Experience shall be opening its doors late on Friday 22nd, when the Holy Trinity Church will be screening Stella Days, a gem of a movie which features Martin Sheen and Amy Huberman.
Tipp town is also joining in the fun, with the epic Les Miserables having a special screening. There will also be a night of traditional music, song and dance. So everyone will be sure to find something to get the toes tapping.
And last but by no means least, we go to Thurles, home of the GAA. After yet another fantastic championship season, the role the GAA plays in our cultural identity is one to be cherished. And at Lar na Pairce, a museum dedicated to the story of Gaelic Games, there will be exhibitions on hurling, gaelic football, handball and camogie. You can also learn about the craft of hurley making and the science of sports broadcasting.
Culture Night Tipperary
These are just a few examples of the amazing catalogue of events on offer. It may be a long way to Tipperary but on Culture Night 2017 it will definitely be a journey worth making.
Don’t forget to check www.inspireme.ie regularly to find lots of inspiration for things to do in your own locality. And sign up here to receive regular updates on what’s on in your area.
Finally all events were correct at time of publication. Please confirm details with event organisers before travelling