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Culture Night 2020 Children Friendly Events in Dublin

September 18, 2020

Culture Night Children Events

Culture Night 2020 Children Friendly Events in Dublin and Online

Culture Night 2020 is fast approaching and although this year will be very different, fear not, there is still plenty to do and see; DubliKids has selected a number Culture Night Children Events not to be missed.

This is an amazing opportunity to just for one night switch the focus from the pandemic to our wonderful family-friendly venues. And they don’t disappoint us, there is something to do for everyone! You can choose to enjoy the Culture Night 2020 from the comfort of your home by choosing one of the online events or venture into the night by choosing an onsite event. A great chance to spend Friday with the family a bit differently.

National Leprechaun Museum


Dublin Folk(lore): Meet The City’s Colourful Characters

This is a series of six enchanting stories which will be released through the Museum’s YouTube Channel and social media during the evening of the Culture Night.

There will be a new video every hour from 4pm to 10pm.

No booking required.


Flash Storytelling at the National Leprechaun Museum

If you are planning to take a stroll to see what Dublin has to offer on the Culture Night, why not make a short visit to the Nation Leprechaun Museum?

You will only need 15 minutes!

Every 15 minutes from 5.15pm to 8.45pm, you family will have a chance to listen to storytellers and seanchaí share a story from Irish folklore and mythology.

Booking not required.

Simply drop by on the night and the museum will do their best to accommodate you and your family, with social distancing and face coverings required.

The museum can welcome a maximum of 6 people per 15 minute interval at the front of the museum. Safety first!

P.S. We hear that there may be a little surprise at the side of the museum on Jervis Street too – just look for the witch…

Website: http://leprechaunmuseum.ie

The Book Of Kells, Trinity College


The Book of Kells at Night

The Book of Kells is one of the world’s most famous and beautiful manuscripts of the four Gospels of the New Testament written in Latin. It dates back to the 9th Century. Visit Trinity College on the Culture Night and you will get a chance to find out how this extraordinary book was made and learn about the rich symbolism behind it. You and your family will also have access to the Long Room, one of the world’s most beautiful libraries and home to 250,000 of Trinity’s ancient texts as well as Ireland’s oldest harp and one of the copies of the 1916 Proclamation of the Irish Republic.

To find more children friendly information about the Book of Kells and the Long Room as well as colouring pages, follow this link.

Bookings for this event is required – http://www.tcd.ie/visitors/book-of-kells/

Time: 5pm – 9pm (face covering are required)


Lucan Library: Entertainment For Kids


Summer Stars presentations take place at 5pm, with children’s entertainment at 5.30pm.

Time: 5pm – 7.30pm

Address: Unit 33, Lucan Shopping Centre, Newcastle Rd, Lucan, Co Dublin

Website: http://southdublinlibraries.ie

No Booking Required


National Museum of Ireland



Discover the Museum’s online resources linked to the collection of the National Museum of Ireland’s Archaeology department. The activities are suitable for all ages. Print off the Museum’s Ancient Code activity sheets to complete at home, and bring your learning to life with the Viking videos.

To find all the resources click here.

No Booking Required


The National Museum of Ireland’s Archaeology d will be extending its opening hours until 9pm to give you and your family to enjoy it after hours. Come along and discover all the Museum has to offer.

In line with Covid-19 safety measures, booking is required to visit, and FREE tickets are available via this link.

Time: 4pm – 9pm

Address: Kildare St, Dublin 2, Dublin D02 FH48, Ireland

Decorative Arts and History


The Museum’s online resources and activities are designed for a range of ages and interests, allowing the whole family to enjoy the fun and curiosity of the Museum from home. The art and craft activities can be completed with easily found materials. No printer required – just click here.

No Booking Required

Natural History


Go wild with the Museum’s online resources and activities designed for a range of ages and interests! Download printable activity sheets, watch videos, and make animal-inspired arts and crafts. Crafts can be completed with easily found materials.

To find all the resources click here.

No Booking Required


This is a rare opportunity to enjoy the Natural History Museum and all the wonderful animals after hours!

In line with Covid-19 safety measures, please book your Free tickets to visit the Museum by clicking here.

Time: 4pm – 9pm

Address: National Museum of Ireland, Merrion Street, Dublin 2, Dublin D02 F627, Ireland


The Ark


Peat: A play for children aged 8+

How far down is yesterday? On the edge of a town, in the middle of a bog, half way between a school and a housing estate, Rayy and Jo have come to dig a hole.

Peat is the story of the things they bury, and the things they find. With lightness and humour, this play for children asks big questions about life, death, time and history.

A conversation between two 11-year old who find themselves standing on top of everything that has ever happened.

A once-off opportunity to view the full performance of Peat by Kate Heffernan from the comfort of your own home.

Peat was commissioned by The Ark and is directed by Tim Crouch. For ages 8+.

You can access the online content here.

Time: 4pm – 12pm

No Booking Required

Flying Turtle Production


A Midsummer Night’s Dream Escapes!

Watch this performance event online, a one-hour version of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream with eight actors. Previously filmed live in St Anne’s Park.

As the advanced actor training course could not perform on stage due to COVID-19, so we re-imagined the performance. We escaped from the theater to film the actors in the park, running through fields, over castle bridges and into the lush forest where fairy magic and madness takes over.

This edited version of Shakespeare’s classic focuses on the fairies and the mixed-up lovers. Drama activities will be suggested around the event for anyone at home who feels like getting dressed in their Fairy Best and participating in their own gardens!

Time: 4pm – 11pm

You can access the online content here.

No Booking Required

We hope that one (or more) of these children events will make Culture Night 2020 very special for you and your family. Go ahead book the event you like or set a reminder for the ones not requiring any booking. Do something different, show your children something they haven’t seen before or perhaps something that they absolutely love and would like to see again this Culture Night.

Have a Great Time!


September 18, 2020
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