Culture Night Cork City takes place on 17 September. Photo: Cathal Noonan

What's on indoors for Culture Night?

Culture Night Cork City is just around the corner and there’s plenty to do on Leeside.

Events can be seen online and outdoors but there’s plenty do in venues across the city too.

While some events are booked out - like guided tours of Cork Public Museum’s latest exhibition, Unearthed: Discovering Cork, The City of Trade & Cultures by museum curator, Dan Breen - there’s still loads to attend on Culture Night on 17 September.

There’s a host of activity happening at Nano Nagle Place. This year Culture Night at Nano Nagle Place will be both on site and online. The fantastic museum will be open, including the wonderful ‘Changing Habits: 250 Years of Convent Life‘ exhibition.

On Culture Night, it will be launching an new exhibition of photographic portraits by Clare Keogh, exploring convent life in Nano Nagle Place today to complement ‘Changing Habits’.

In collaboration with Munster Literature Centre, it will be sharing a video recording of Eileen Ní Chuilleanáin reading poems at Nano Nagle Place from her book, ‘The Mother House’, winner of the 2020 Irish Times Poetry Now Award.

It will be concluding our series of Heinrich Biber’s Mystery Sonatas in partnership with the East Cork Early Music Festival.

Violinist Caitriona O’Mahony will be accompanied by organist James Taylor to perform the Glorious Mysteries live on the night, while a virtual concert of the same will also be released via their website.

Cork Printmakers Inflorescence exhibition in The Print Gallery, Nano Nagle Place will also be on show. The exhibition explores themes of biodiversity, botany and ecology and takes inspiration from its location within the gardens of Nano Nagle Place as a historic site of contemplation and reflection.

Meanwhile, there will be short brewery tours at the Franciscan Well Docklands Brewery.

The brewery said it is excited to have the opportunity to introduce its craft, meet the staff at the end of Kennedy Quay, at the back of Marina Market. In the event of rain, please be aware that the queue and parts of the tour will take place outside. The brewery has requested that masks are worn for the duration of the tour.

Cork City Library also has a host of events planned while the Honan Chapel on the UCC campus will have guided tours and St Fin Barre’s Cathedral will also have tours and ‘Choral Evensong’ to entertain the public.

If none of those take your fancy, Designworks Studio will present a two-hour demonstration on Contemporary Handcrafted Engagement and Wedding Rings. The demonstation will be followed by a questions and answers session.

Or why not join the Crowley family and pub historian Dr Tom Spalding in an entertaining and informative illustrated talk on the history of Cork’s pubs. The talk will cover the role of the Murphy’s and Beamish & Crawford breweries, and also of Cork architects and designers in producing the bars we know so well.

These are just a tip of the iceberg on what’s on offer in venues. For the full list and booking information, visit

Cork City Culture Night is brought to you by the Arts Council in partnership with Cork City Council and is proudly supported by media partners the Cork Independent, and Cork’s Red FM.