Culture Night 2016 takes place on the 16th of September, and has just launched its official programme for this year.

Ever expanding, this year sees 1300 venues across 40 towns and cities taking part. The night is even going global, with events organised for New York, Paris and Leeds. There will be over 3000 events on the night, all completely free. It's an opportunity for everyone to get out and enjoy Ireland's cultural heritage.

In Dublin, many of the city's iconic buildings and cultural hubs will be opening up for the evening, including City Hall, The Hugh Lane Gallery, The National Gallery, Croke Park, Dublin Castle and IMMA. Dublin Bus will be providing bus tours of the city, or you can take a cycling tour of the city with Dublin Bikes.

Meanwhile, in Cork city venues including City Hall, The English Market, Cork Arts Theatre, Crawford Art Gallery and the Freemason's Hall will be open to the public.

No matter where you live, there will be something on near you. Visit to view the full programme of events, and be sure to book early as the most popular events always sell out.