Pictured at the launch of Culture Night in Mayo were Councillor Seamus Weir, cathaoirleach, Mayo County Council, Kevin Kelly, chief executive, Mayo County Council, and Councillor Blackie Gavin with officials and staff of the council.

All you need to know about Culture Night 2022 in Mayo

Full details of what's on and where

Culture Night returns to Mayo with a programme of free in-person and online cultural events, running from 4 p.m. until late today (Friday).

There are over 35 free cultural events taking place across Mayo.

The following whistlestop tour of the Mayo programme will give audiences a flavour of what is in store on September 23.

Achill offers song, circus, spoken word, comedy, a traditional music bus tour and a pub quiz.

Ballina will be bursting with music, song, dance, exhibitions, talks and artwork.

Ballinrobe offers a myriad of culture with food from the local community on offer.

Ballintubber Abbey will resound with music from their choir.

Ballycastle has events for 12- to 16-year-olds and art tours open to all.

Ballyhaunis promises art, food, music and dance.

Belmullet offers a multi-cultural welcome to all nationalities in the area.

In Castlebar, find out more about your genealogy, hear all styles of music from movies from Shrek to rock music, listen to bilingual (French) storytelling or get creative at one of the art workshops.

There is a night of music in the Linenhall Arts Centre in association with Music West and Music Generation Mayo.

Starting at 8 p.m., it features the Mayo Harp Ensemble, MG Uilleann Pipes, The Westerlies, Connaught Quartet, Rolling Waves CCE, Castlebar Concert Band and The Lunar Ticks.

Claremorris offers art, food, music, dance and folk stories.

Charlestown has an art exhibition, music, dance, poetry and song.

Learn more about the game of 25 in Clogher/Belcarra.

Folk music and craic is promised in Crossmolina.

Visit a photography exhibition in Mulrannny and see the artwork on display.

Swinford offers stories, song and music.

Westport hosts exhibitions, a two-act play, performance by the Clew Bay Pipe Band, print workshops, open studios, musicians, poetry, jazz and a multicultural gathering.

There are also online events where Ballyhaunis Social Inclusion are launching a music video, Mayo Traveller Support have a cultural podcast and Admiral Brown Comhaltas, Foxford, have music, song and dance online.

See details of the links on www.culturenight.ie/mayo.

Different events cater for families, adults, and some are late night opening. There is a definite multi-cultural welcome across events, all of which are free.

More events are being added to culturenight.ie/mayo so keep an eye on the website for the most up to date information.

Culture Night is strategically funded by Mayo County Council and the Arts Council and is supported by Creative Ireland and participating groups and venues in Mayo. Media sponsor is Midwest Radio.

Overview of Mayo Events (with post codes of many locations).


Circus 250 & Wonders of the Wake at Valley House. Song/Circus/Spoken word for Adults. 9.30 -11 pm. F28 D8F7.

Comedy Gold at the Compass, Currane - 8 -10pm. F28 Y9C1.

Scoil Acla CCÉ – Camchuairt Trad/Bus Tour. Ted’s 7.30-11pm. F28 AX57.

Tráth na gCeist at Gielty’s 7pm- 8.30pm. F28 F6C1.


Involve Youth Project at Community Garden, Parkside, (St. Patricks Estate), Unveiling of art piece. 6- 7pm.

Artist in Residence Shane Finan at the Jackie Clarke Collection, 5- 7pm. F26 A368.

Jackie Clarke Collection, Music/song/dance/exhibition. 7 to 9.30pm. F26 A368.

Ballina Arts Centre, Music/Exhibitions/Talk/Website & logo launch. 6 to 11pm. F26 NW83.


Tacú Family Resource Centre at Ballinrobe Community School. Food from all the cultures living in the locality.7-9pm. F31XD53.


Ballintubber Abbey Choir at Ballintubber Abbey. 7 to 7.30pm. F12 W584.


Ballinglen Arts Foundation F26 X5N3, Diverging and Overlapping Worlds. Drawing/Print workshops. 12- 16 year olds. 5 to 9 p.m.

A slow looking tour of works from Norman Ackroyd Exhibition from 5-6 p.m.


Ballyhaunis Community Council At The Friary. Art/Food/Music/Dance. 4 to 10 p.m.

Ballyhaunis Social Inclusion, What Colour – Music Video Launch Online – 6 p.m.


Áras Inis Gluaire & School leavers Service Irish Wheelchair Association at Áras Inis Gluaire. Multicultural Food/Music/Dance. 6 to 9 p.m. F26 W5H0.


Mayo Genealogy Group, St John’s Centre, 20 Castle Street. Talks on Folklore/Local Areas History 7 to 10 p.m.

Mayo Traveller Support Group, A Good Molly Radio & Podcast – Talking Culture . Online via Mayo Travellers Facebook.

Music West at at The Linenhall, Castlebar performances of a variety of musical styles – 8pm to 12 midnight.

“On y go!” Bilingual (French) Storytelling session for families. 5.30 - 6pm & 6.30-7pm. F23 AN24.

SM-art Art School. Try your hand at some creative art. 6.30 pm -9pm. F23 DX03.

Pigment. Photography exhibition. 7pm -9pm. F23 WP02.


Claremorris Visual Arts Community at Cúram Family Centre. Folklore stories/Art. 6 – 10 pm. F12 F6C5.

Potluck Participatory Networking Event, Market Square, Claremorris Food/dance/music. 7-11pm.


Charlestown Art Group Show at Charlestown Townhall Arts Centre. Art Exhibition, music, dance, poetry & song. 6 to 9pm. F12 D6V9.


Clogher Community Group at Clogher Community Hall. 25 card game/exhibition. 7 -10.30 p.m.. F12 EK24. Find out more HERE


Folk and Craic at Hineys Bar Crossmolina. Songs/Music/Stories. 8pm-12 midnight.


Admiral Brown Comhaltas Foxford, Music/Song/Dance. Online. 7.30 pm-12 midnight. Admiral Brown Facebook page.


Mulranny Arts Centre, Achill and Currane Photos. Photography exhibition. Presentation 8 pm.

See what you can make from 7pm-9pm Art & Sample of classes.


The Railway Players & Swinford Comhaltas.

At Swinford Cultural Centre. Stories/Song/Music. 7 to 10pm.


National Museum of Ireland - Country Life

Irish & Ukrainian traditions around the harvest festival. 6pm -8pm. F23 Hy31.Fully booked.


Anseo Art Gallery, Sheeaune. Exhibition. 6 to 10 pm. F28 E085.

Cushlough Community Centre, Drama: on poet/songwriter Pat Tunney. 8 -10pm. F28 HY30.

Custom House Studios, Pipe band/Print workshops /open studios/ 6-9pm. F28 CD39.

Diarmaid Moynihan & Westport Writers at Custom House Studios. Music/Poetry. 7.30-8.30pm. F28 CD39.

Westport Jazz presents the Donal Hoban Quartet with special guests at Maddens Bar Clew Bay Hotel Westport, 7.30- 8.45 pm. F28 WD66.

Westport Family Resource Centre at The Mariner Hotel Westport. Multicultural Evening. 5 -7pm. F28 W942.