There are lots of events happening around the country for Culture Night, which takes place on Friday 16th September 2016. You can check out the Culture Night website to see what is on in your area.
I’m thinking of going to the Masonic hall in Sligo, which is only open to the general public on Culture Night. You get a tour of the building and a short talk on both the history of the building and Freemasonry in Sligo and Ireland. This tour has been really popular in the last few years, I saw on social media in previous years, photos of queues of people, stretching down The Mall, this year thankfully, you can book a free ticket on Event brite.
In a previous blog post, I mentioned the impressive Masonic Lodge, which is perched up on the top of The Mall and has a great view over Sligo town. It’s a detached 2 storey redbrick built between 1890 and 1900, it features a Belvedere tower above the entrance. According to Wiki, “A belvedere (from Italian for “fair view”) is an architectural structure sited to take advantage of a fine or scenic view. A Belvedere may be built in the upper part of a building so as to command said view. ”