CELEBRATE the creative side of the island of Ireland on 21 September, with various late-night events marking this year’s Culture Night. The annual Culture Night celebrations are in their 13th year of free, late-night entertainment across the country honouring culture, creativity and the arts. On this night, arts and cultural organisations and venues increase their opening hours to the public. There will be unique events planned in all 32 counties on the island. This exciting night has grown from a Dublin-only event in 2006 to a significant national occasion attended by roughly 400,000 people. Visit www.culturenight.ie to discover the events taking place near you.

IMMERSE yourself in beautiful, tranquil music at the New Ross Piano Festival in Co Wexford from 26 to 30 September. The exciting event is in its 12th year of providing locals and visitors with the most exquisite music from all around the world. This year’s line-up will see Irish musicians Finghin Collins, Billy O’Brien and The Phil Ware Trio take to the stage and show their talents to eager ears. Check out www.newrosspianofestival.com for further details.