Culture Night will return to Galway on Friday 21 September, with cultural institutions opening their doors to stage a series of special events to mark the occasion.
Among those hosting events on the night is the Archives and Special Collections services in NUI Galway’s James Hardiman Library.
The library holds numerous unique archival collections dating from the 15th century to the present day across a range of disciplines, and will be showcasing many of these archival treasures on the night.
The programme of events will begin with an overview of the literary archive, life and legacy of the celebrated Irish playwright Tom Kilroy and this will be followed by an exhibition and talk on Pomes Penyeach and Nora Barnacle archived letters.
The exhibition will also allow the public to view an original edition of the James Joyce written collection of poems, donated by Joyce to the Special Collections of the library.
To complete the event, a special introduction and film screening of ‘The Dead’ will also take place. Adapted from James Joyce’s classic story, The Dead was the last film directed by John Huston in 1987.
“Culture Night offers an ideal opportunity to engage the public with some of the treasures in the James Hardiman Library’s archives and special collections and the public are very welcome to attend all or part of our events,” said NUI Galway Librarian, John Cox.
All events, which are free and open to the public, will take place at the Huston School of Film and Digital Media, NUI Galway with doors opening at 5.30pm.
For more information or to RSVP contact Barry Houlihan on 091-493353 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.