Culture Night takes place on Friday 22nd of September all around Ireland. It’s a time when lots of museums, public buildings, historical and spiritual centres open their doors to give free entry to the buildings and events taking place there. It can also give us the opportunity to explore many spiritual and religious centres.
If you go to www.CultureNight.ie and do a search of “spiritual” these results appear:
Every half hour you can hear talks on the topics of Spiritual Wisdom on Health and Healing, Solving Problems and Conquering Fear. It’s for those interested in the spiritual side of life, who enjoy light hearted, fun discussions. Talks last 10-15 minutes with time for questions afterwards. Limited seating, free tea and biscuits provided.
Time: 5pm – 11pm
Address: 4 Lower Mount Street, Dublin 2
Dublin Buddhist Centre
Buddhism meets modern western culture at the DBC!
Wherever in the world Buddhism has been practised, over its 2,500 year history, there has been a dialogue between the essential spiritual aspects of the tradition and elements of the local culture.
On Dublin Culture Night we will be exploring aspects of this cultural interchange including an opportunity to learn meditation and yoga.
4pm Introduction to Yoga
5pm Intro to Meditation: ‘Mindfulness of Breathing’
6pm Intro to Meditation: ‘Development of Loving Kindness’
7pm Intro to Meditation: ‘Mindfulness of Breathing’
8pm Buddhist Responses to Current World Problems: Climate Change, Consumerism & Despair!
9pm Buddhist Responses to Current World Problems: Alternatives to Materialism & God
10pm Mantra Chanting Experience
Time: 4pm – 11pm
Address: 5 Liberty Corner, James Joyce St, Dublin 1
Baha’i National Centre
On the 200th Anniversary of the birth of Baha’u’llah, meet members of the Baha’i Faith, learn about the community’s history in Ireland and experience their spiritual and social activities. Gather some gems of wisdom and insight from the revelation of Baha’u’llah to elevate and illumine your life. Artistic, informative, social and devotional programs run throughout the evening.
Time: 6pm – 11pm
Address: 24 Burlington Rd, Donnybrook, Dublin 4
The Sanctuary, established in 1998 by Sr. Stanislaus Kennedy, is an Inter-spirituality, mindfulness and meditation centre in the heart of Dublin city. The vision of the Sanctuary is to be STILLNESS in the world. Experience the peace and tranquillity of the Sanctuary and its beautiful gardens for an evening of meditation practice from 5pm and learn about the history of the Sanctuary, how and why it was set up and the variety of programmes and workshops they have on offer.
Time: 5pm – 9pm
Address: Stanhope St, Stoneybatter, Dublin 7
East Meets West at Arklow Library
Sacred Sounds is a group of very talented and gifted musicians who came together in 2016 to perform for Culture Night with musical director Bridget Kenny. This year’s concert is a celebration of the beauty of creation and the spiritual joy of nature all around us. We are delving into the vast repertoire of songs from South Korea and China to add variety to add an oriental view of spirituality. All the songs being performed are beautiful and with the amazingly talented singers we hope to bring a spirit of joy to all. Advance booking by telephone or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Time: 7pm – 7.45pm
Address: Arklow Library, Main Street, Arklow
The Kavanagh Centre
Patrick Kavanagh’s work illustrates a renaissance in Irish spiritual customs and values which would have been lost without him. His poetry and prose vividly tell the parochial tale which is everywhere acknowledged to be universal. Featuring Poetry Readings and Fanebank Dramatic Society. Guest artist Jim McKillop (Ireland’s greatest fiddle player) and supporting artists. Tall tales and songs from Brian Dooley and Thomas Ruddy. Doors open from 8pm.
Time: 8pm – 10pm
Address: Patrick Kavanagh Centre, Inniskeen, Monaghan.
Manresa Jesuit Centre of Spirituality At 7.30pm join a lecture on St Anne’s Park: The Story of a Guinness Estate by Joan Sharkey of the Raheny Heritage Society, who will describe the origins and development of what is now Dublin’s second largest public park.
Time: 5pm – 9pm
Address: 426 Clontarf Rd, Clontarf, Dublin 3, Co. Dublin
Logainmneacha Mhuineacháin: Cad is brí leo agus cén ciall a bhaineann leo?
Cuirfear eolas i láthair go dátheangach ar bhrí, ar chiall agus ar thábhacht na logainmneacha go stairiúil agus sa lá atá inniu ann.
Information evening on Monaghan placenames, their origin and their significance. Emphasis on common placenames in the county focusing on the Gaels reliance on agriculture, the land, spirituality and religion, music & celebrations, geography and topography.
After the session, there will be music, refreshments and chat. The event will be in Irish and English.
For more information see website or contact email@example.com
Time: 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Address: Muineachán le Gaeilge, Aonad 10E, M-Tek 1, Bóthar Ard Mhacha, Muineachán, (Monaghan).
Religion & Church
A search for the word “religion” brings just one result that of Muineachán le Gaeilge, above.
However if you type in “church” then there are well over 50 results from all around the country. Add in your locality such as “church Cork” and you’ll get a list for your area.
The website doesn’t list all the events happening, only those who had planned their events well in advance and were able to get their info to the organisers by certain times. There are many events which have organised late but if you explore your local area you’ll probably find some gems to help you make Culture Night a Spiritual Night. Have fun.