LIMERICK will be filled with food, culture, and craic as Culture Night 2023 makes its return to the Treaty.
Events will take place across the city and county on Friday (September 22) to mark the annual event which aims to showcase the wealth of culture that Ireland has to offer.
The highlight of the Culture Night celebrations include two late night events in Limerick City.
King John’s Castle will be the venue for Culture Night Late, a concert that will feature local and national talent in the live electronic music scene.
Produced by Limerick Arts Office in association with SIONNA Festival, Culture Night Late will feature artists Spray, B2B, Holly Lester, Chaz Maloney, Brawni, and Bon Voyage.
The second late night event is Top 8 Culture Night, which will see Limerick based DJ CC, World Scratching Champion DJ Flip, and Saxophonist TK SAX blast out the tunes in Dance Limerick.
The event will then move to the Record Room in the Commercial Bar and continue into the early hours.
Elsewhere, the Hunt Museum will host an interactive exhibition on culture, climate, community, and change, as well as live broadcast of Lorcan Murray’s Classic Drive.
The Milk Market will play host to the Limerick Food Group who will hold their annual Pigtown Culture and Food Series with a mask-making workshop and a display of their giant pig after it parades through the town. The Milk Market will also feature live music and a petting farm for kids and families.
The boys in blue in Henry Street Garda Station will also be taking part in Culture Night proceedings, offering a tour of the station’s custody suite as well as an opportunity to meet members from specialised local units including the armed support and dog unit.
In the county, Newcastle West’s local Foroige group will be taking part in an evening of taster workshops in different craft and activities for young people, with music and exhibitions in the Red Door Gallery.
In Garryspillane, there will be an evening of traditional music and dance at the Glenbrohane community hall.
Ballyneety’s Men’s Shed will open their doors for an evening of music and art, while in Cappamore the LCETB will have a demonstration of their Forge and blacksmithing courses.
The Mayor of the City and County of Limerick, Cllr Gerald Mitchell said: “Culture belongs to all of us and there’s no finer occasion to immerse ourselves in its richness than Culture Night.”
“We extend a warm invitation to all, including the more than 100 nationalities and vibrant communities that call Limerick home. Join us and experience something truly fresh, a celebration of the kaleidoscope of cultures that enrich our city.”