The great late show: Free for all on Culture Night
Ireland's largest free annual culture event kicks off next week, with hundreds of thousands of people set to take part.
Culture Night 2019 takes place next Friday, with museums, art galleries, music and dance venues as well as public buildings all over the country staying open late to encourage people of all ages to enjoy what's on offer.
It is expected that 400,000 people will take part in the event which is designed to celebrate arts and culture and open them up to people from all backgrounds and generations.
Cultural organisations and venues of all shapes and sizes will be extending their opening hours. Special events and workshops are also programmed.
Culture Night 2019 is entirely free but visits to some participating venues may need to be booked in advance because of its increasing popularity.
These includes Áras an Uachtaráin, the official residence of President of Ireland Michael D Higgins.
The Christ Church Cathedral and Bram Stoker's Castle Dracula Experience will also be taking part in Culture Night 2019, while in Cork, the City Concert Hall and Cork Public Museum are in the line-up.