The young dancers of Donlon Dance Company in Tullamore can be seen performing a special dance routine on the Nationwide Culture Night Special on RTÉ One this Friday night, September 17.

Local Dance Company to feature on RTE Culture Night

A group of talented dancers from the Donlon Dance Company in Tullamore are in celebratory mood this week after a contemporary dance piece they created has been chosen to feature on the 'Nationwide' Culture Night Special on RTE One as part of the Culture Night 2021 celebration.

The young dancers created a contemporary dance sequence inspired by the poem "Be A Lady" by poet, Camille Rainville, and they were overjoyed when the piece was selected by RTE to be shown on 'Nationwide' at 7pm, which is one of the flagship programmes showcasing artistic endeavour around the country on Culture Night.

Cuture Night 2021 on RTE will feature specially commissioned performances, themed programming, reports and lots more, and it will run alongside Culture Night's own campaign which sees a host of artistic events and perfornances taking place right across the country.

At the centre of Culture Night with RTÉ will be the Nationwide Culture Night Special . As the country comes together once again for Culture Night, the Nationwide team will visit arts groups and communities around the country, including the Donlon Dance Company in Tullamore, to see just what they’re doing to mark this annual celebration of arts and culture. The Nationwide Culture Night Special will bring stories of ambition, persistence and joy from arts communities who have struggled and triumphed in the last year, along with highlights from their Culture Night programmes and projects.

Other Culture Night highlights on RTE include:

LISTEN: Arena on RTÉ Radio 1 (7.00pm – 8.00pm) will feature coverage of Culture Night projects and events taking place around the country in the days leading up to the night itself.

LISTEN: The Lyric Concert with Paul Herriott on RTÉ lyric fm with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and Chief Conductor Jaime Martín will include comedian and chat show host Tommy Tiernan narrating the enchanting story of Peter and the Wolf in its definitive telling by Prokofiev. This will also be live streamed on

WATCH: RTÉ One’s, Nationwide will present a Culture Night Special at 7.00pm on Friday 17th September.

WATCH: There will be a special opening performance on The Late Late Show at 9.35pm on RTÉ One on Friday 17th September.

VISIT: Check out RTÉ Player for the Nationwide and Late Late Show content above, as well as some specially curated content on Culture Night.