Our Eagarthóir Gaeilge, Katie Whelan rounds up the best Irish Language events in Baile Átha Cliath tonight as part of Culture Night 2016.

Culture Night is also a fantastic opportunity for Irish speakers (of all abilities) to practice their Irish and enhance their understanding of the language. We here at Campus.ie have compiled a list of all (FREE) Irish language events on tonight in Dublin City just for you. Remember “beatha teanga í a labhairt”.


This week, Dublin City herself has been named on Campus.ie as Gaeilgeoir na Seachtaine as the events of Culture Night show that the capital is very much a hub for a bit of Gaeilge! Tonight (Friday the 16th of September) is Culture Night and that means that our Fair City opens her doors (for free) to all who suffer from cultural procrastination. That’s those of us who, every time we’re in the city promise that we will visit the incredible attractions that Dublin has to offer, yet never quite get around to it.


There are many events as part of Dublin’s Culture Night where you could use your cúpla focal while taking in all that Baile Átha Cliath has to offer, and we encourage you to attend at least one. Please don’t hesitate to take part, Gaeilgeoirí of all ages and capabilities are welcome at all events. There’ll be plenty of craic had!

Oireachtas na Gaeilge

Oireachtas na Gaeilge will be hosting a canoe race (yes, you read that right!) from Custom House Quay from 5:30pm. There will also be music and sean-nós dancing on the Seán O’Casey Bridge. Make sure to take advantage of this incredible chance to dance on our very own River Liffey.

Club Chonradh na Gaeilge

Club Conradh na Gaeilge at 6 Harcourt Street is the perfect way to end your Culture Night! With a céilí from 9pm to 10:30pm and live music thereafter, this venue is the place to be. Plus, you never know you could meet a cailín or buachaill deas!

Coláiste na Trionóide/Trinity College

Why not take a guided tour (as Gaeilge) of one of Dublin’s most iconic buildings, Trinity College. The tours will be leaving from Oifig na Gaeilge on College Green between 5pm right through to 9pm and there will be a nice cupán tae and píosa ceoil to top it off.


Conradh na Gaeilge

This year is the centenary of The 1916 Rising, so what better time than now to take a tour of the former offices of Michael Collins and Éamonn de Valera, as actors re-create the scene for you. Also at 6 Harcourt Street, the tours run from 6:15pm until 9:45pm and when you’re finished you can always head downstairs to Club Chonradh na Gaeilge for a bit of ‘haon, dó, trí’.

Foras na Gaeilge

If you’re looking for a night of relaxing reflection trí Ghaeilge, head straight to 7 Merrion Square. Foras na Gaeilge welcomes you from 6pm – 10pm for a night of celebrating Irish music and poetry.


If you feel like your Irish could do with a bit of sprucing up, why not call into Gaelchultúr on Clare Street for a free 30 minute Irish class? Visitors are welcome from 5pm onwards, with classes beginning at 7pm and the night will be topped off by some ceol.

For more information on all events go to www.culturenight.ie agus bainigí sult as an oíche!