Culture Night 2022

Page last updated: Friday, November 4, 2022

Part of Culture Night 2022 on Friday, September 23, King’s Inns opened up our Dining Hall for free guided tours of the great Georgian building.

Oíche Chultúir / Culture Night is a national moment, celebrating all that makes up the richness and diversity of Culture in Ireland today, connecting people to cultural activities locally and nationally and aims to open up pathways to ongoing engagement. 

Take a guided tour of our magnificent Dining Hall, designed by James Gandon and completed in 1806 

Based between Henrietta Street and Constitution Hill in Dublin 1, The Honorable Society of King’s Inns is an independent educational institution renowned for professional legal education and training. Established in 1541, King’s Inns is also Ireland’s Oldest School of Law and one of Ireland’s significant historical environments.

King’s Inns is a key example of Georgian architectural heritage, featuring in films and television series like Penny Dreadful, Ripper Street, and Ordinary Decent Criminal. 

Book your tour below

  • Guided tours will take place between 5 pm and 9 pm and will last for approx 30–minutes.
  • To take a tour, registration is required via the Eventbrite link below. 
  • Please arrive at King’s Inns, the main Dining Hall building, 10 minutes before your tour starts. Access the Dining Hall via the King’s Inns Park on Constitution Hill, Dublin 7.
  • As a period building, unfortunately, the Dining Hall at King’s Inns is not wheelchair accessible.

Registration now closed

Other Culture Night events happening in the area

Na Píobairí Uilleann

Located on Henrietta St., Na Píobairí Uilleann (the society of Irish pipers) invite you to take a guided tour of their historical Georgian building. This guided tour will include a history of their headquarters, a visit to their expansive library and archive that is dedicated to collecting all things uilleann piping. There will be a demonstration and explanation of the instrument that will then be followed by an uilleann piping recital from some leading players of the instrument.

Book here

Grangegorman Histories

Join Grangegorman Histories for a guided walking tour of the Grangegorman site and explore the histories of this once insulated space. In the past 250 years, Grangegorman, on the northside of Dublin city centre, has been the site of a workhouse, a hospital, a prison and it is now integrating back into the city as a health and education campus for the HSE, TU Dublin and the local community. The historical buildings of Grangegorman stand as architectural monuments to its past. In this guided tour, they will explore the site’s eleven protected structures and share some of complex histories of this site.

Book here

Culture Festival at TU Dublin

TU Dublin welcomes audiences to its brand–new campus. All 5 floors of this new multi–disciplinary arts building will be filled with exhibitions and performances by the staff & students of the Faculty of Arts & Humanities. The School of Art & Design will be showcasing their Creative Arts Exhibition, while also giving studio and workshop tours. The School of Media hosts an open house featuring screenings of graduate films & radio productions, alongside talks and demonstrations. 

The Conservatoire will stage an evening of performances in their new concert hall featuring solo, chamber & ensemble works performed by staff and students. A range of lectures on cultural topics from several TU Dublin schools will also be available as we celebrate our first Culture Night in our new Grangegorman home.

No Booking required. Further details available here 

Bohemian Way Tour

Part of the wider Bohemian Way project, this tour will tell the story of Bohemian FC and Dalymount Park and their connection with the wider area while also discussing the social history of important landmarks, often hidden in plain sight, around the Phibsborough, Stoneybatter and North Circular Road. Topics covered include revolution, social and medical care, housing, transport, agriculture and of course, football!

Book here

Film Screenings at Outhouse Theatre

From 6 pm to 10 pm, GAZE LGBTQ+ Film Festival presents new film works that elevate diverse voices of Ireland’s LGBTQ+ community. Films will be introduced and there will be a 10 minute break between screenings.

No booking required. Further details available here

Living: A Unique Portrayal of People Living with HIV in Ireland

Living is an innovative, first–of–its–kind photographic exhibition of people living with HIV in Ireland. The stunning exhibition gives visibility to, and celebrates the diversity of, people living with HIV, and highlights the leadership role people living with HIV contribute to the HIV response, particularly in relation to confronting and challenging stigma. A joint initiative of HIV Ireland and GCN.

No booking required. Further details available here 

Bow Street Experience Distillery Tour

In 1780 John Jameson threw open the doors of his distillery on Bow St. Over 240 years later, the doors are still open – to friends old and new. Culture Night guests are invited to join them for a fully guided tour and tasting. Their Ambassador will show you around, take you back in time, and serve up an award–winning tour that includes stories, laughs, and a comparative whiskey tasting. At the end of your visit, you can enjoy a Jameson drink in the spot where it all began.

Book here

Four Courts

The Four Courts will open its doors to the public for Culture Night. From 5.30 pm to 9 pm, the building will be open with a great programme of activities

  • Recital by the fabulous Castle String Quartet in the Round Hall
  • #FourCourts100 tours – three times slots available from 18.30. Booking required
  • Screening of ‘Witness for the Prosecution’ (1957) in the historic Supreme Court. See the famous Billy Wider movie, starring Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich and Charles Laughton, in a real courtroom setting; Ireland’s historic Supreme Court. Booking required.

For more events taking place in the Monto and North Georgian and Phoenix Park and Museum Quarters, visit the Culture Night website.