Culture night is an annual public event that celebrates culture, creativity and the arts.  This year, Culture Night will take place on Friday 22nd September between 5pm and 11pm.  On Culture Night, venues all around the island of Ireland open their doors for special and unique events and workshops, all free of charge.

Culture Night 2017, the seventh Culture Night in Youghal will, feature a vast array of free arts, culture events taking place in many venues throughout the town, with something for everyone to enjoy.

Culture Night by its very nature encourages the movement of people from one venue to another. Youghal Community Bus has offered their services for Culture Night acting as a shuttle bus and facilitating the movement of people thought out the town to all events. The buses will leave approximately every 20 minutes from the Culture stop at the Mall Arts Centre. Departure times to follow.

This event is supported by Cork County Council Arts Department and the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.

ST MARY’S COLLEGIATE CHURCH,YOUGHAL - Celebrates Youghal’s Culture

Youghal Socio Economic Development, Yew Wood Venues presents a celebration of Youghal’s culture with opening proceedings by The Reverend Edwin Hunter; performance by Youghal Choral Society; history of St Mary’s Collegiate Church from Norman McDonald; and a talk on famous Youghal Artists by Mary Roach.  More details to follow. 

Time: 7.30 pm – 9 pm Address: St Mary’s Collegiate Church, Emmet Place, Youghal

TYNTE’S CASTLE - Give us a recitation!

Youghal Celebrates History, Youghal Little Heather an Youghal Men’s Shed present a night of old favourite recitations performed by people who have made them their own.

Many people had favourite recitations ( IF, the Four Farrellys), the Cremation of Sam Magee, Dangerous Dan McGrew, Micheál Mór, the Night before Christmas, the Harpy, and so on) – these will be performed on the night by people who have made them their own. All are welcome. We would appreciate it if those who had a suggestion or a recitation would contact us beforehand.

Time: 7.30 pm – 9.30 pm        Address: Tynte’s Castle, North Main Street, Youghal

THE COLLEGE GARDENS - Marquee in the Garden

Youghal Socio Economic Development Ltd, Yew Wood Venues present Lark in the Park.  A gathering of local musicians who will celebrate the contemporary musical culture of our town in the wonderful medieval garden surrounds.

The program will comprise of 4-5 acts that will each perform a set 20 minutes in duration. More details to follow.

Time: 8 pm – 10 pm         Address:     The College Gardens, Emmet Place, Youghal, Co Cork

YOUGHAL COMMUNITY CENTRE - Gaeilge, Ceol agus Rince

Cur i láthair faoi stair agus bunús damhsa Gaelach; filíocht agus ceol ó Chomhaltas Eochaille. Bí linn agus labhair Gaeilge linn! Faoí cúranh Conradh na Gaeilge agus an Naíonra.

A relaxed evening of Irish conversation, with a talk about the origins and history of Irish Dance, poetry readings in Irish and music from Comhaltas.

An Naíonra, Irish Medium playschool, is based in Youghal Community Centre and was established in 1980 by Conradh na Gaeilge.

Time: 7 pm – 9 pm        Address: An Naíonra, Halla an Chomhphobail, Sráid Mhór Thuaidh, Eochaill (lámh le Caisleáin Tynte) / Community Centre, North Main Street (next to Tynte’s Castle), Youghal

THE MALL ARTS CENTRE – Oíche Chultúir na hEochaille

Tráth na gCeist, seisiún ceoil agus dioscó céilí, dírithe ar dhéagóirí agus á chraoladh ar Raidió Pobail Eochaille! A quiz, music and a céilí disco, directed at teenagers and broadcast on Youghal Community radio!

This event is supported by Oireachtas na Gaeilge, Foras na Gaeilge and the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.

Time: 7.30 pm – 9.30 pm         Address: The Mall Arts Centre, The Mall, Youghal

The Orpheus Choir and The Munster Youth Choir Concert

The Orpheus Choir and The Munster Youth Choir Concert

 Fund – raising Concert to support the Youghal RNLI and Youghal Community Bus      

The Mall Arts Centre       Saturday 18th November at 8 pm

The Orpheus Choir, Co. Cork with its Musical Director Hilary Reynolds, are delighted to be returning to Youghal to perform in a fund-raising concert to support the RNLI Youghal Lifeboat Station and Youghal Community Bus. The choir’s first visit in 2011 was to the Mary Collegiate Church, but this time the concert will be held next door to the Lifeboat Station in The Mall Arts Centre.

The Orpheus Choir is an adult, mixed-voiced, regional, community choir based in Fermoy, that sing a highly varied programme of  folk, classical and contemporary choral music. It was formed in 2005 and has members hailing from North and East Cork to West Waterford. Since its inaugural concert at the opening of the 2007 North Cork Classical Music Festival, it has given many very successful concerts in and around Fermoy, amongst others, Cappoquin, Castlelyons, Castletownroche, Conna, Kildorrery, Kilworth, Knockanore and Mitchelstown and in 2015 celebrated its 10th. Anniversary with an Opera Gala Concert in St. Fin Barre’s Cathedral in Cork City.

Mixed with iconic and much-loved Irish folk melodies in scintillating fresh choral arrangements, The Orpheus Choir under the direction of Hilary Reynolds, will also be bringing contemporary music from American composers together with Hilary’s newly-formed Munster Youth Choir. As special guest, an instrumental soloist of high calibre will join them, providing a highly varied and entertaining evening of music.

Tickets €12.50 concessions €10.00.  Tickets are available online at

Telephone 087 9593276 or at the door on the night of the performance.



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