Culture Night

For Culture Night 2019 on Friday 20 September, King’s Inns is delighted to open up their Dining Hall for free tours of their great Georgian building. 

Founded in 1541, The Honorable Society of King’s Inns is Ireland’s Oldest School of Law. It is a key example of Ireland’s Georgian architectural heritage and is one of Ireland’s magnificent social venues. The eminent architect James Gandon, who had earlier designed the Custom House and the Four Courts in Dublin, was commissioned by the benchers of King’s Inns in 1800 to design a new building for the Society on Henrietta Street. Read more about the history and architecture of King’s Inns here

As one of Ireland’s professional law schools, King’s Inns is today the home of future and qualified Barristers along with a broader community of people who wish to study specific areas of the law. It is also a venue for a wide range of corporate and private events and celebrations, and features in many international films and television programmes like Penny Dreadful, Becoming Jane, and Ordinary Decent Criminals.

Book your tour below

Culture Night

Come visit and take a guided tour of their James Gandon designed Dining Hall, completed in 1806. Please note as King’s Inns is a period building, unfortunately it is not fully wheelchair accessible.

Tours will take place between 5pm to 9pm on the hour from 5pm to 8pm. Please book your spot below through Eventbrite. Each tour will take approximately 30 minutes. Visitors should register in the entrance hall of the main Dining Hall building in the King’s Inns Park 10 minutes before their tour is scheduled to begin.

Photographs will be allowed. No recordings permitted.


Other Culture Night events happening in the area

Registry of Deeds 

King’s Inns Park, Constitution Hill, D7, D01 EK82

Join a Calligraphy Drop–In Workshop which will teach participants 18th Century Round Hand using sample text from Registry of Deeds archival documents. Learn about the type of equipment and working conditions which Registry of Deeds staff experienced in the 1700s. Also discover the historical and cultural significance of their records. 

No booking required. View the event here.

14 Henrietta Street

14 Henrietta Street, D1, D01 HH34

DabbledooMusic and 14 Henrietta Street present ‘Float Down The Liffey’; a unique live music and film screening. The film follows a musical journey through Dublin’s venues and streets at night with an accompanying live electronica score of brass, percussion and organs. The event will include audience participation. Performances at 6pm & 7.45pm, first–come, first–served basis.

No booking required. View the event here.

Na Píobairí Uilleanm

15 Henrietta St, D1, D01 N504

Na Píobairí Uilleann (the society of Irish pipers) invite you to a guided tour of their Georgian building, located on one of Ireland’s most architecturally important streets. The tour will include a visit to the library and archive and will also feature musical performances from leading uilleann pipers.

No booking required. View the event here.

Grangegorman Development Agency

Grangegorman Campus, Grangegorman Lower, D7, D07 XT95

#RevealingGrangegorman – join the Grangegorman Development Agency for an evening of exhibitions, art and conversation as they continue to reveal the ever–changing Grangegorman and the surrounding neighbourhood.

No booking required. View the event here.


Foyer, Rathdown House, Grangegorman Lower, TU Dublin Grangegorman, D7, D07 EWV4

Time as Form introduces the work by asylum seeker and refugee artists, represented by Spirasi, for the first time to the public. In a response to the lived experience of trauma, these artists have made work in the process of recovery and rehabilitation in Ireland, including while living in direct provision. The artists exhibiting are Hina Khan, Hichem and Nasir Elsafi.

No booking required. View the event here.

Near TV at The Chocolate Factory

26 Kings Inns St, D1, D01 P2W7

Near TV want you! You are welcome to come to a pop–up TV studio for Culture Night TV recording 7pm–10:30pm and be part of the audience. There will be interviews with artists, crafts people, poets and live music. They’ll also be asking you to let them know your opinion on culture in the city. This is a community television Production, by Near TV, Near Media Co–op. Bookings contact

No booking required. View the event here.

The Chocolate Factory

26 Kings Inns St, D1, D01 P2W7

The Chocolate Factory is a unique creative hub combining event spaces, cafe and work units for designers, artists, photographers, videographers and makers of all varieties. Come see makers and designers through a selection of open studios, and hear live music in the Blas cafe. Drinks on the night by King of Kefir and Off the Cuffe Bitters.

No booking required. View the event here.

For more events taking place in the Monto And North Georgian and Phoenix Park and Museum Quarters, click here.