Culture Night

Well, it's just over a month to go to the night that people-who-work-all-day-long look forward to all year round: Culture Night. All the museums and places with any association to "culture" no matter how vague that association stay open late to host exhibitions, shows, readings, and lots more, all or almost all completely free. I love it. It's on all over the city, as the map I just filched from their site shows:

Last year was my first, of course, and I still remember the inner city steel drum band giving it all they'd got outside the Bad Art Gallery on Francis Street. They have their own website and it really looks fantastic. A couple of my friends are volunteering on the grounds that there's a good chance they'll meet a smouldering Irish artist or two. Seriously, I would totally recommend these. You go to places you usually wouldn't think of visiting, just for the novelty of being able to do it late at night. I think they have nights like this in other cities, too. Such a cool idea. Let's hope the rain stays away. Although, note to self, someone could probably make a killing hawking cheap umbrellas if it does rain...

Speaking of smouldering Irish artists, it's been so long since I had a man on my arm. I'm getting really fed up. Sure, I meet guys at work, but seeing someone sweating over a sink of greasy dishes doesn't really predispose me to romance. Plus, I'm hanging out with my flatmate so much these days people probably think we're joined at the hip, which hardly encourages anyone who might  like me. 

Huh. So maybe I'll volunteer for Culture Night too. As they say in Ireland, you never know your luck!  


Hey towniegirl,

Really really love the blog, keep up the good work! I'm moving to Dublin from England in the next few weeks and reading your blog has given me a renewed sense of enthusiasm and excitement towards my move, I simply can't wait!

Anyway, I saw this and thought of you:

You're probably already aware of the event but I thought just in case I should let you know.

Kind regards and best wishes,

L x


Hi L, I'm sure you'll love it here. Be careful of the Irish men though -- they come across all humble and self-effacing but they can be awfully complicated!!

Thanks for the heads-up on the Bram Stoker festival, I hadn't actually heard about it. Sounds right up my alley!


WE'RE complicated?!?!?! hmmmff!



No worries :-)

Thanks for warning, my boyfriend is a born and bred dubliner and he's stunning (sorry to brag but he is). I'm sorry you haven't had much luck with Irish men, keep your chin up, there are some great ones out there.


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