CULTURE Night is taking place across the county this coming Friday night, September 20, with venues opening their doors and inviting the public in to enjoy some cultural events for free.
The Patrick Kavanagh Centre will be open from 5 to 7 p.m. Visitors can enjoy a guided tour of the permanent exhibition on the life and work of Patrick Kavanagh, who had close connections with Dundalk. On view are twelve specially commissioned paintings illustrating Kavanagh's epic poem 'The Great Hunger', as well as a miniature model depicting Kavanagh's classic 'A Christmas Childhood', Kavanagh's Death Mask and other memorabilia associated with the poet. There will also be a screening of the film 'Self Portrait' made in 1962.