Kildare Culture Night 2017

Kildare Culture Night 2017

This years Kildare Culture Night has a jam-packed programme of FREE events for the whole family.
From tours to workshops, performances, talks and exhibitions there is something for every taste!

Culture Night is the opportunity to engage with the rich arts and culture resources of our country and County Kildare has extended the programme to include events on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th, so everyone can get a chance to get involved!

This year, some special projects will shine an extra light on creativity in the county.
These projects will be displayed in the main streets of some county’s towns the week before Culture Night, getting the whole community to celebrate arts and culture.
On Friday 22nd of September and the following weekend switch on Culture Night!

There are events taking place in lots of towns and villages in County Kildare on 22nd September.
Here is a list of some of the events taking place in County Kildare on Friday 22nd September 2017

Art for All 
Time: 11am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm in Clocha Rince Community Library

Traditional Irish Evening
Time: 7.30 – 9.30 pm in Kilcock Community Library

Russell Library - Tours of the Library’s Collection
Time: 4-7pm (hourly tours, with the last tour starting @ 6pm)
at The Russell Library, South Campus, Maynooth University

Teddy Bear Sleepover
Time: Fri 5.30-7pm & Sat 11.30am in Leixlip Community Library

Young Filmmakers Showcase
Time: 8pm in Platform4 Studio, Leixlip Library

Night at the Museum
Time: 5-9pm in The Steam Museum, Straffan

Play In A Day!
Time: 10am-5pm with performance at 8pm at Ardclough Village Centre

CPC Community Projects
Time: 3 - 5pm in Clane Project Centre, 'Nexus' Prosperous Road, Clane

Kill Walk & Talk
Time: 7pm in Kill Village

An Eye for Music / Ag mothu agus ag lioniocht le Ceol
Time: 6.30pm - 8pm on Thur 21st & Fri 22nd Sept in Rathangan Library

Two Habitats, Shared History, New Beginnings
Time: 5-8pm in the Bog of Allen Nature Centre, Lullymore, Rathangan

Seoladh Oifigiuil Fheile na Sollan / Official Launch of Feile na Sollan – Sallins TradFest
Time: 8pm in the Bridgewater Inn, na Sollain

Little Stories Little Prints: The Story Behind the Stories
Time: 1-2pm in Aras Chill Dara, Naas

Naas Library’s Edible Art Extravaganza!
Time: from 5pm in Naas Community Library

Textile and Ceramic Art Exhibition
Time: 5- 9pm. Reception at 7pm in Naas Town Hall

Josephine Hardimam Art Studio and Gallery
Time: Fri 5- 9pm - Sat & Sun 1-5pm in the Art Studio and Gallery, Punchestown, Naas

Victor’s Dung by Seamus O’Rourke
Time: 8pm in The Moat Theatre, Naas

Kildare National Play Day
Time: 12-5pm on Sat 23rd Sept in Aras Chill Dara, Naas

Ballroom for Everyone!
Time: 7 - 8pm in the DanceTones Studios, Newbridge

Bernard Fitzpatrick and Band at the Whitewater
Time: 7.30 - 8.30pm in Whitewater Shopping Centre, Newbridge

Bat Watch
Time: 7.20pm sunset on Sat 23rd Sept at Newbridge Linear Park

Acoustic Pipes
Time: 7pm in the Curragh Family Resource Centre

Heart of Oak Sculpture
Time: 12 noon at St Brigid’s Square, Kildare Town

Pottery workshops "Play with Clay"
Time: 6pm in the Teach Dara Family Centre, Kildare Town

Puttin On The Ritz
Time: 8pm in the Band Hall, Ballymore Eustace

More Than Ernest’s Sister: The Life of Eleanor Hope Shackleton
Time: 7pm in Ballitore Library & Quaker Museum

Green Man Workshop
Time: 6-7.30pm in the Croi Anu Creative Centre, Moone

Athy ISL Festival
Fri 22nd to Sun 24th Sept Time: tbc
Venues: Fri Athy Library, Sat Bradburys Restaurant, Sun Jetty area

C Circus K Open Day
Time: 6-8pm in the Arts Centre, WoodStock St., Athy

100 years of Cinema
Time: 8pm in Athy College, Monasterevin Rd., Athy

For more detailed information on the all the events taking place in County Kildare for Culture Night 2017, download the Kildare Culture Night 2017 Brochure

Further Information
Contact: Federica Petronilli, Culture Night Kildare Coordinator
Address: Kildare County Council Arts Service, Riverbank, Newbridge, Co Kildare
Phone: 045 448328
@ArtsInCoKildare #LoveCulture #CultureNight

This brochure in a large text format is available to download on or calling the number 045 448328.

Culture Night is brought to you by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and the Creative Ireland Programme in partnership with Kildare County Council.
An Roinn Ealaíon, Oidhreachta agus Gaeltachta a dhéanann comhordú ar an OícheChultúir, igcomhpháirtle Comhairle Chontae Chill Dara

Read about Culture Night on the Kildare Arts Service website

National Culture Night Website -

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