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Cities of Culture – The Must-Visit Food & Drink Events Around Ireland This Culture Night

Culture Night takes place on Friday, September 22nd all across the country. There are a number of events targeted at food and drink lovers, and we’ve rounded up some of the must-attend culinary events for your area.

For more information about all that Culture Night has to offer, check out their website,


9-Storey Hotel

Dublin Food Co-op Event at 12 Newmarket Square, Dublin 8 from 5pm-11pm.

The Dublin Food Co-op is celebrating food and agriculture with a night-time market that’ll have live music, talks about growing and sharing sustainable food, as well as a movie screening. For more information, visit or phone 01 454 4258.

Experience Chinese Tea Culture, 27 Capel St, Dublin 1, from 5pm-10pm

Experience the magical world of Chinese Tea culture with the Irish Fujian Business Association’s culture night event. Enjoy the appearance fragrance and process of “gong-fu cha” from 5pm-10pm at 27 Capel St, Dublin 1. For more information, phone 01 878 8631.


Franciscan Well Brewpub, 14b North Mall, Cork, from 6pm-9pm

The Franciscan Well is one of Ireland’s oldest micro-breweries and they’ll be showcasing Cork’s craft beer culture with a short introduction to the brewing process, history of their site and a tutorial on how to taste beer. For more information, visit

Cork City Partnership, 46a Spriggs Road, Gurranabraher, Cork, from 5pm-7pm

The Youth Café Network of Cork are coming together to host an international Cookery Demonstration, with cooking lessons and tastings for people of all ages. For more information, visit .

L’Atitude 51, 1 Union Quay, Cork, from 4pm-6pm

The Trio behind the “Bringing the Wine Geese Home” tastings are reuniting again this year for Culture Night to lead a historical walking tour around the streets of Cork City. This 2 hour event will retrace the footprints of Cork’s Wine Geese families and will finish with a special Wine Geese tasting in L’Atitude. Book early to avoid disappointment by phoning 021-239 0219 or visiting


Tacú Ballinrobe, Parish Centre, Corn Market, from 7pm-9pm

TACU invites all cultures and nationalities to join their celebration of food, music and culture from around the world. This is a free event and everyone is welcome to attend this community event. For more information, phone 094 954 2908.

Rua Café, Spencer Street, Castlebar, Mayo, from 6pm-9pm

Visit the award-winning Run Café in Mayo this Culture night for a chance to sample its delicious ‘Mayo Mezze’, all while being treated to some live music. For more information, visit or phone 094 928 6072.

De Búrca Traditional Butcher Shop & Deli, Main Street, Castlebar, Mayo, from 7.30pm-10pm

For Culture Night 2017, De Búrca’s Traditional Butcher Shop & Deli are hosting a Poetry reading by Paddy Mhéime Ó Súilleabháin from his debut poetry collection ‘Fuaim na Gaoithe Aniar’- with wine & nibbles. For more information, visit or phone 087 6763589.

Lahardaun – Hammer & Tongs Group, Leonard’s Bar, Lahardaun, Mayo, from 9pm-11pm

This Culture Night, the Hammer & Tongs Group have a night of  demonstrations planned, from butter churning and boxty making. With tastings, it’s advised that you get here early. The party will continue into the night with a music and singing session. For more information, phone 087 126 8390.


Pigtown, Milk Market, Cornmarket Row, Limerick, from 5pm-8pm

Pigtown by the Limerick Food Group features Pig Talks, Pig Parade Walks, Pig Pottery Making for all ages, Street Food, Cooking Demos and much more. Visit and Limerick Milk Market Facebook for more info on this Food and Culture event.

The Urban Co-Op Celebrates its Birthday on Culture Night, Collins Avenue, Limerick, from 5pm-7pm
Tait House will be celebrating their “birthday” and Culture night together! Join us for family fun, music, food and lots lots more. Learn about Limerick’s food heritage and the history and culture of the co-operative movement. For more information, visit or phone 061 317429.


Celebrate Brazil at Cornerstone at The Well, Church Terrace, Bray, from 5pm-9pm

To celebrate Culture Night 2017 and promote Brazilian culture within the Irish community, Tres Brazilian Cultural Centre and Cornerstone at the Well are delighted to present this unique event of quality Brazilian entertainment. There’ll be music, dance and photography exhibitions, as well as an intoxicating taste of Brazilian food. For more information, contact


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Cooking Up A Delicious Storm, Athy, from 6pm-8pm

‘Cooking Up A Delicious Storm’ provides the opportunity to showcase varied specialities (food, drink & or beverage) from across the world. With demos for the whole family, participants are encouraged bring their own ingredients.  For more information, visit or phone 085 1426012.

Chinese Tea Ceremony with Lara & Hong Wei Shi, Book & Cup, Barker & Jones, Naas, from 5pm-6pm

Experience a Chinese Tea Ceremony and learn about the use of teas for health benefits. Taste the variety of teas, which are all served from traditional Chinese tea pots and cups. Booking is required in advance and for more information, phone Lara on 087 183 1432.



Gort Men’s Shed, Queen’s Street, Gort, Galway, from 5pm-8pm

For Culture Night 2017, Gort Man’s Shed invites people to explore new flavours prepared by their Irish, Brazilian, Russian, Syrian and Polish friends and neighbours. Music Maestro Pete Lamb will be putting together a special mix of music from these countries to add to the occasion. For more information, phone 091 630902.


A Taste of Donegal Food Festival 2016

Wholegreen Cooking Demonstration, Church Lane, Letterkenny, from 6pm-9pm

Wholegreen is a predominantly vegan wholefood cafe and this year they will open their doors and introduce their culinary arts to culture night explorers. Don’t miss the chance to take part in cup-cake making , cookery demonstrations and more. For more information, visit or phone 074 9112296.

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