Culture Night is an annual all-island public event that celebrates culture, creativity and the arts. On Culture Night, arts and cultural organisations and venues of all shapes and sizes, including the National Cultural Institutions, extend their opening hours to allow for increased access to the public. Special and unique events and workshops are specifically programmed at participating locations and everything is available free of charge.
Culture Night has grown from a relatively small scale cultural event staged only in Dublin in 2006 to the significant national cultural event it now is, with some 400,000 people visiting museums, galleries, historic houses, artists’ studios and cultural centres across the island. The initiative has captured both the public imagination and the enthusiasm of artists and cultural organisations. The following list gives a taste of the wide range of people and institutions that make it happen across Ireland: the public, artists, performing groups, galleries, museums, sports clubs, libraries, arts centres, craft workers, studios and workshops, theatres, public spaces, broadcasters, schools, community groups, local authorities, Government Departments, state agencies and public bodies, transport companies, universities, shops and many more.
Galway plays host to a range of different events for culture night, including music, visual, literary, heritage, historical, performance, architecture, arts, science and museums. For one night only the island of Ireland + select international locations become your FREE cultural playground, explore YOUR surroundings!
Maldron Hotel Sandy Road is the ideal base to stay while enjoying all that Culture Night has to offer. We are perfectly located, being easily accessible from all major routes and with free secure parking, a wide range of rooms including double rooms, twin rooms, family rooms, king rooms, executive and penthouse and accessible rooms. Enjoy a delicious meal in our Olive Tree Bistro before exploring Galway’s Culture night.