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Culture Night in Westport

September 21, 2018

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Culture is catching and on Fri Sep 21st 2018 venues across Westport will be opening their doors later than usual to host a programme of free late-night entertainment, as part of an all-island celebration of arts, heritage and culture. Join in the celebrations and see how many you can take in on the night!

Green Fuse Gallery

Green Fuse is a fine art gallery in the West of Ireland that features the work of artists based in or influenced by, this very particular place and context.

On Culture Night Green Fuse presents A mixed group exhibition of contemporary Irish Art.

Please join us for a chat and a glass of wine, all are welcome! 

Time: 5pm – 7pm

Address: The Octagon, James St, Westport, Co. Mayo


Phone: 098 25971

Absolute Pottery, Westport

Irish artist based in the West of Ireland, Roger Harley creates robust functional ceramics as well as striking one-off pieces. A great colourist, he is influenced by Eastern and African art resulting in simple forms with an almost tribal contemporary feel.

On Culture night join Roger Harley in his studio on Quay Hill, Westport for Pottery Demonstrations and an exclusive insight into the pottery process.


6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Custom House Studios

Situated at the picturesque area of Westport Harbour along the Wild Atlantic Way, the Custom House Studios is open all year round seven days a week. Our Gallery has two exhibition spaces, seven studio spaces and a print room. We have welcomed artists from all over Ireland.

On Culture night there is a lot happening – come and enjoy our events listed below from 6-8pm – All are Welcome

1. Clew Bay Pipe Band @ 6.30pm

2. Art Exhibition by Benita Stoney from 6 pm

3. Art Exhibition & talk by Aidan Crotty from 7 pm

4. Poetry Reading at Creel Cafe @8pm Open Artists’ Studio workshops for Children & Adults – ‘make your own art’ & Open Print Workshop.

There will be Music from local musicians also and refreshments will be served.

Time: 6pm – 8pm

Address: The Quay, Westport, Co. Mayo

Website: www.customhousestudios.ie

Phone: 098-28735

Westport Bike Shop

Westport Bike Shop was established in 2010 to cater for the growing popularity of cycling in Westport. Our shop and staff are dedicated to providing the best equipment and service. We are passionate about cycling and our goal is to make every customer feel like a ‘professional’ and give a professional service. We are also delighted to cater to tourists , family’s and groups wishing to cycle the Great Western Greenway a 40 km off road cycle path that runs from Westport to Achill Island.

On Culture Night Westport Bike Shop will provide A bicycle tour of Culture Night events in Westport – lots of fun to be had cycling with the group around the Westport Culture Night venues – Booking is required – contact Westport Bike Shop for further details.

Time: 6pm – 8pm

Address: The Paddock, Newport Road Westport, Co.Mayo

Website: www.westportbikeshop.ie. https://www.facebook.com/westportbikehire/

Phone: 096 50400/087 2471840

Westport House

Westport House is the west coast of Ireland’s number one destination for family fun, Carnival craic and some of the nation’s most awe-inspiring heritage displays.

Surrounded by the majestic expanse of Clew Bay, the Atlantic Ocean and Ireland’s holy mountain Croagh Patrick, the origins of Westport House date to the 1500’s when the legendary Pirate Queen of Connacht Grace O’Malley reigned here in one of her many castles. Today visitors can tour 300 years of Irish heritage in this beautiful manor home and enjoy a myriad of attractions throughout the grounds.

On Culture Night visit the house and gardens between 6-9pm and there will be a free guided tour @7pm

Time: 6pm – 9pm

Address: Westport Demesne, Westport

Website: www.westporthouse.ie

Phone: 098-27766

Westport Town Hall

Westport Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann will perform outside Westport Town Hall on The Octagon at 7 pm on Culture Night. Drop by to enjoy the performance with the finest Mayo musicians,  singers and dancers.

Time: 7pm – 7.30pm

Address: The Octagon, Westport, Co. Mayo

Phone: 087-3918673/087-9841916

The Quay Gallery

The Quay Gallery is a fusion of fine art and craft established by Susan Basler, Victoria Foutz, and Suzie Sullivan. It is situated on The Quay in Westport.

On Culture Night you can Join the folks in The Quay Gallery to celebrate the best of Irish art and craft, comprising textile wall art, handmade jewellery, unique sculptural work, original paintings, Refreshments and much more – Promises to be a great evening.

Time: 7.30pm – 10pm

Address: The Quay, Westport, Co. Mayo

Website: www.facebook.com/thequaygallery

Phone: 086 353 7129

Westport Town Band

On Culture Night Westport Town Band will play an uplifting selection of music outside the Town Hall on The Octagon @ 7.30 – Come and celebrate Culture Night with these great musicians.

Time: 7.30pm – 8pm

Address: The Octagon, Westport, Co. Mayo

Phone: 098-25347/086-2328011

Cherish The Ladies – In Concert @ Westport Town Hall Theatre

When describing Cherish the Ladies, the critics say it best;”It is simply impossible to imagine an audience that wouldn’t enjoy what they do”, the Boston Globe, “An astonishing array of virtuosity”, the Washington Post, “Expands the annals of Irish music in America, the music is passionate, tender and rambunctious”, The New York Times and for the past twenty nine years, Cherish the Ladies have proven themselves worthy to live up to these accolades and in doing so have become one of the most engaging ensembles in the history of Irish music.


Time: 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Cost: €20
Website: https://westporttownhall.ticketsolve.com/shows/873593998/events/128730253/seats?zone=Town+Hall+NEW


September 21, 2018
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