Paul Regan’s film On In-Between sees him drifting along River Liffey.

For many, Culture Night, which has now been around for 15 years, means going to real places in a world of buzzy streets and chance creative encounters(...)

Culture Night is ‘a social opportunity to get out and enjoy the city, as well as the art, in a festival atmosphere’

For one night each September, we become a nation of culture lovers. In this parallel universe, people queue to get into museums, line up outside galle(...)

Ray Chen and his wife, Ting Ting, with their son Cooper (3) and a  photograph of their daughter Coleen (7). Coleen is being raised in China by Ray’s parents while they wait to secure her a visa. Cooper is being raised by his parents in Dublin Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Next week’s Chinese New Year will be extra special for one Chinese couple who have lived and worked in Dublin for the past 12 years.   Ray Chen (...)

Chinese flavour: Yuyang Xin, owner of Lao restaurant, on Parnell Street East. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

London, New York, Sydney and many other western cities have Asian districts, the entrance to each marked by a paifang, or traditional Chinese arch. Is(...)

Juggler Tony Mahon of the Dublin Circus Project performs in Dublin Castle on Culture Night. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

At five o’clock sharp this evening, a gaggle of children start beating on an enormous drum in the middle of Smithfield to signal that Culture Night 20(...)

Oscar and Heather Barry from Cobh at the launch of the Culture Night Cork City Programme in Wandesford Quay Gallery. Photograph: Darragh Kane

The Dublin Bus strike may affect the numbers attending Culture Night in Dublin this evening, the event’s organisers have acknowledged. They are encour(...)

Sarah McSharry enjoys the ambiance on Culture Night. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Cities and towns across Ireland came alive as more than 350,000 people gathers to celebrate Culture Night and peek behind closed doors. There were at(...)

Launching Culture Night 2014 in St Patricks Park RTE’s Blathnaid Treacy and Stephen Byrne(front) and Frank O’Gorman  Society for Creative Anachronism as well as  Mike Prendergast and  some Culture Night participants including adult and junior fencers from Fence Fit, ballerinas from Whynot Dance Company, members of Catherine Young Dance Company’s African Dance troup, The Lantern Intercultural Centre Tribal Drummers, and young actors from the Gaiety School of Acting. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

Visual arts in Limerick’s dormant shop windows, drive-in movies at Smithfield and tours of Áras an Uachtaráin are among the many new events announced (...)