At Letterkenny Culture Night 2010 you can record a dance music track, take professional photographs, or produce your own artistic masterpiece, according to County Arts Officer Traolach Ó Fionnáin.   

“Last year was our first time to get involved in Culture Night and almost 3,000 people came along, so to meet the demand we’re bigger and better this year with over 40 events to choose from at 21 venues around the town.”

 Highlights of the 2010 programme include an Open Recording Studio with award-winning Irish DJs Timmy and Tommy, professional portrait sessions with photographer Brian McDaid, hands-on art workshops for children,  a traditional travellers Barreltop caravan exhibition, Living History at Letterkenny Workhouse and Loinnir’s spectacular illuminated night-time sculptures.  

The programme concentrates on accessible, family friendly events, including exhibitions, workshops, walking tours, sculpture trails, readings, music, dance and theatre performances. 

 “2009 was Letterkenny’s first time to participate in the national Culture Night programme and this year Donegal will be even better represented with the inclusion also of a comprehensive Gaeltacht programme co-ordinated by Ealaín na Gaeltachta,” says Traolach.  “The county’s cultural profile will be further complemented by the commencement on Saturday, September 25th. of the 10th annual Donegal Bay and Blue Stacks Festival which will present a programme of events across the South and South West of the County until Sunday, October 3rd.”

 Culture Night is an initiative co-ordinated by Temple Bar Cultural Trust and supported by the Department of  Tourism, Culture and Sport, in partnership with Donegal County Council and Letterkenny Town Council.   Culture Night in Letterkenny is co-ordinated by Donegal County Council Cultural Services Department and presented in association with Letterkenny Town Council.

 Media queries to:   Trish Hegarty, Inis Communications on +353 86 1740057.