Culture Night 2022 – One Night for All – 23rd September 2022

Culture Night returns on Friday the 23rd of September, with a programme of free in person and online cultural events, running from 4pm ’til late. There are over 35 Free cultural events taking place across Mayo.

For more information and a full list of locations and events see  or contact Mayo County Council Arts Service Culture Night Co-ordinator Orlagh Heverin on [email protected] .

The following whistlestop tour of the Mayo programme will give audiences a flavour of what is in store on September 23rd 2022.

Achill offers song, circus, spoken word, comedy, a traditional music Bus Tour and a Pub Quiz. Ballina will be bursting with music, song, dance, exhibitions, talks and artwork.  Ballinrobe offers a myriad of culture with food from the local community on offer.  Ballintubber Abbey will resound with music from their choir. Ballycastle has events for 12 to 16-year olds and art tours open to all.  Ballyhaunis promises art, food, music and dance.  Belmullet offers a multi-cultural welcome to all nationalities in the area.


In Castlebar find out more about your genealogy, hear all styles of music from movies from Shrek to Rock music, listen to bilingual (French) storytelling or get creative at one of the art workshops.  Claremorris offers art, food, music, dance and folk stories. Charlestown has an art exhibition, music, dance, poetry and song. Learn more about the game of 25 in Clogher/Belcarra.  Folk music and craic is promised in Crossmolina.  Visit a photography exhibition in Mulrannny and see the artwork on display.  Swinford offers stories, song and music.

Westport hosts exhibitions, a 2 act play, performance by Clew bay pipe band, print workshops, open studios, musicians, poetry, jazz and a multicultural gathering.


There are also online events where Ballyhaunis Social Inclusion are launching a music video, Mayo Traveller support have a Cultural podcast and Admiral Brown Comhaltas Foxford have music song and dance online.  See details of the links on


Different events cater for families, adults, and some are late night opening. There is a definite multi-cultural welcome across events, all of which are free.


More events are being added to so keep an eye on the website for the most up to date information.


Culture Night is strategically funded by Mayo County Council and the Arts Council and is supported by Creative Ireland and participating groups & venues in Mayo. Media Sponsor is Midwest Radio

Overview of Mayo Culture Night Events.


  • Circus250 & Wonders of the Wake

At Valley House. Song/Circus/Spoken word for Adults. 9.30 -11pm. F28 D8F7

  • Comedy Gold

At the Compass, Currane – 8 -10pm. F28 Y9C1  Booked out.

  • Scoil Acla CCÉ –

Camchuairt Trad/Bus Tour. Ted’s 7.30-11pm. F28 AX57

Tráth na gCeist at Gielty’s 7pm- 8.30pm. F28 F6C1


  • Involve Youth Project

At Community Garden, Parkside, (St. Patricks Estate)

Unveiling of art piece. 6- 7pm.

  • Artist in Residence Shane Finan

At the Jackie Clarke Collection 5- 7pm. F26 A368

  • Jackie Clarke Collection

Music/song/dance/exhibition. 7-9.30pm F26 A368

  • Ballina Arts Centre

Music/Exhibitions/Talk/Website & logo launch. 6-11pm. F26 NW83


  • Tacú Family Resource Centre

At Ballinrobe Community School. Food from all the cultures living in the locality.7-9pm. F31XD53


  • Ballintubber Abbey Choir

At Ballintubber Abbey. 7-7.30pm. F12 W584.


  • Ballinglen Arts Foundation F26 X5N3

Diverging and Overlapping Worlds. Drawing/Print workshops. 12- 16 year olds. 5-9pm


A slow looking tour of works from Norman Ackroyd Exhibition. 5-6pm.


  • Ballyhaunis Community Council

At The Friary. Art/Food/Music/Dance.  4-10pm F35 PF60

  • Ballyhaunis Social Inclusion

What Colour – Music Video Launch Online – 6pm


  • Áras Inis Gluaire & School leavers Service IWA

At Áras Inis Gluaire. Multicultural Food/Music/Dance. 6-9pm. F26 W5H0



  • Mayo Genealogy Group

St John’s Centre, 20 Castle Street. Talks on Folklore/Local Areas History 7-10pm. F23 TW74.

  • Mayo Traveller Support Group 

A Good Molly Radio & Podcast – Talking Culture . Online via Mayo Travellers Facebook.

  • Music West

At The Linenhall, Castlebar performances of a variety of musical styles – 8pm to 12pm. F23 AN24

  • The Linenhall Arts Centre

“On y go!” Bilingual (French) Storytelling session for families. 5.30 – 6pm & 6.30-7pm. F23 AN24

  • SM-art Art School. Try your hand at some creative art. 6.30pm -9pm. F23 DX03

  • Photography exhibition. 7pm -9pm.F23 WP02


  • Claremorris Visual Arts Community

At Cúram Family Centre. Folklore stories/Art. 6 – 10pm. F12 F6C5

  • Potluck Participatory Networking Event

Market Square, Claremorris Food/dance/music. 7-11pm.


  • Charlestown Art Group Show

At Charlestown Townhall Arts Centre. Art Exhibition, music, dance, poetry & song. 6-9pm. F12 D6V9.


  • Clogher Community Group

At Clogher Community Hall. 25 card game/exhibition. 7 -10.30. F12 EK24


  • Folk and Craic,

At Hineys Bar Crossmolina.  Songs/Music/Stories. 8pm-12pm. F26 X9H6


  • Admiral Brown Comhaltas Foxford

Music/Song/Dance. Online. 7.30pm-12am. Admiral Brown Facebook page


  • Mulranny Arts Centre

Achill and Currane Photos. Photography exhibition. Presentation 8pm

Photography exhibiton – Jim O’Callaghan – Mulranny Arts Centre

& See what you can make 7pm-9pm Art & Sample of classes. F28 N2Y5



  • The Railway Players & Swinford Comhaltas.

At Swinford Cultural Centre. Stories/Song/Music. 7-10pm. F12 WK83.



  • National Museum of Ireland – Country Life

Irish & Ukrainian traditions around the harvest festival.  6pm -8pm. F23 Hy31.Fully booked.


  • Anseo Art Gallery

Sheeaune. Exhibition. 6-10pm. F28 E085

  • Cushlough Community Centre

Drama: on poet/songwriter Pat Tunney. 8 -10pm. F28 HY30

  • Custom House Studios

Pipe band/Print workshops /open studios/ 6-9pm. F28 CD39

  • Diarmaid Moynihan & Westport Writers

At Custom House Studios. Music/Poetry. 7.30-8.30pm.F28 CD39

  • Westport Jazz presents the Donal Hoban Quartet with special guests

At Maddens Bar Clew Bay Hotel Westport, 7.30- 8.45pm. F28 WD66

  • Westport Family Resource Centre.

At The Mariner Hotel Westport. Multicultural Evening. 5 -7pm. F28 W942

  • Westport House.

Westport House invites you to immerse yourself in history with a guided tour of Westport House. 6 pm to 9 pm with a guided tour at 7 pm.

Free Admission & Guided Tour of Westport House – Westport – Culture Night.