The city was set to showcase 200 free events in 100 venues for Culture Night.Photograph: Darragh Kane COLLINS BARRACKS: At the Decorative Arts & History Museum, Collins Barracks, Culture Night ambassadors Louise Mac Namara of alt-pop duo Heathers and Ethio-modern dance performer Ras Mikey Courtney prepare for the night’s proceedings.Photograph: Patrick Browne FREELY CREATIVE: Dance artist Mary O'Sullivan performs in the exhibition space at Perceptions 2016 - the Art of Citizenship Exhibition in the Crawford Gallery, Cork, which is hosting a free creative workshop on Culture Night.Photograph: Clare Keogh FREE EVENTS: Oscar and Heather Barry, of Cobh, preparing for Culture Night at Wandesford Quay Gallery in Cork.Photograph: Photocall Ireland HARPING HARMONY: Harpists Siofra Ni Dhubhghaill, Meabh Mc Kenna and Tara Viscardi from the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama appearing at St Werburgh's Church in Dublin for Culture Night.
One hundred events were set to take place between 5.00pm and 11.00pm across the city and county.
Photograph: Alan Place ART OF CITIZENSHIP: Artist Rosaleen Moore with an artwork she painted at Perceptions 2016 - the Art of Citizenship Exhibition, in the Crawford Gallery in Cork, which is hosting a free creative workshop on Culture Night in the city.
Photograph: Clare Keogh ANCIENT EAST: Three Shaolin Masters, Master Zheng, Master Yang and Master Ma, from Henan Province in China, were set to perform a free Shaolin show at the Irish National Heritage Park in Ferrycarrig, Co Wexford, at 6pm.
Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland FEEDING FRENZY: Niall Bakewell of Friends of the Earth NI, Adam Turkington of Culture Night and Kerry Melville of Belfast Food Network ahead of Culture Night in Belfast.
LIFFEY RACES: Traditional currachs racing up the Liffey as part of Culture Night in Dublin.
Pictured is a currach belonging to Dave Kelly (right) and Gearoid O'Conghaile (middle).