RCC News

Award winning sculptor Redmond Herrity becomes RCC Virtual Artist-in-Residence

The RCC is delighted to welcome artist Redmond Herrity as one of our Virtual Artist-in-Residence. As part of his month long residency Redmond will document the process of creating 3 small pieces that will be auctioned each Friday with all proceeds donated to Chef Aid Letterkenny.   ChefAid Letterkenny are…...

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Council sets up FREE helpline for at risk citizens

Council takes lead in bringing together local organisations to assist at risk citizens during COVID-19 crisis. Set to come into effect from Monday 30th March, Donegal County Council is providing a dedicated FREE helpline [1800-928-982] and e-mail covidsupport@donegalcoco.ie available from 9am to 5pm AT THE instigation of Minister for Housing,…...

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Huge Success: over 5.8k people tune in to RCC’s first virtual live show đŸ“»

THE Regional Cultural Centre & Donegal County Council commissioned its first ever virtual artist-in-residence scheme in a bid to support Irish artists during the Coronavirus crisis. On Thursday, 26th March, the RCC presented its first monthly artist, the imitable Little John Nee, live to your home from our via our…...

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Little John Nee – Virtual Artist-in-Residence – April 2020

RCC commissions first ever Virtual Artist-in-Residence   New series aimed to support Irish artists from multiple during disciplines during Coronavirus crisis   THE Regional Cultural Centre has commissioned its first ever virtual artist-in-residence in a bid to support Irish artists during the Coronavirus crisis. On Thursday, 26th March, the RCC…...

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‘Home is where the Art is’ Challenge launched

SeĂĄn McGranaghan (11) from Stranorlar got busy drawing for the ‘Home is where the Art is’ Challenge at the weekend. Photos: Margaret Martin HUNDREDS of children around Donegal and the world are participating in an online arts challenge launched to encourage children to be creative while confined to their homes.…...

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COVID-19 Announcement

The Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny will regretfully close its doors to the public from 6pm this evening (Thursday), 12th March following government guidelines to prevent the further spreading of COVID-19. An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar TD announced this morning, in relation to cultural institutions, that indoor gatherings of more than 100…...

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Maureen Kennelly appointed as new Director of the Arts Council

Maureen Kennelly has been appointed as the new Director of the Arts Council. Her appointment follows a competitive recruitment process to fill the position previously held by Orlaith McBride. Originally from Ballylongford in Co. Kerry, Maureen Kennelly is currently Director of Poetry Ireland. Over a two-decade career in the arts…...

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West Coast Music Festival coming to the RCC

Open call for Donegal acts to play the new DIY music festival coming to Letterkenny over May bank holiday.   Not Bad music festival will take place at the Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny on 2nd & 3rd May. Not Bad​ is an independent music festival with a focus on connecting DIY music scenes…...

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LĂșnasa makes welcome return

LĂșnasa are making welcome return to Letterkenny. Irish trad heroes LĂșnasa, once described as an ‘Irish music dream team’, are coming to the Regional Cultural Centre on Thursday, 14th May. Named for an ancient Celtic harvest festival in honour of the Irish god Lugh, LĂșnasa was formed in 1997 from…...

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Donegal Connect Wins Gold at LAMA Awards

Donegal Connect wins ‘Best Tourism Initiative’ at the All Ireland Community & Council Awards Ceremony. Pictured receiving the award are Garry Martin, Director of Service, Donegal County Council, Trish Hegarty, Inis Communications, Joan Crawford, FĂĄilte Ireland, Mary Daly, Donegal Tourism, Leas Cathaoirleach Cllr Niamh Kennedy, Cllr Michael Anglim, Chairperson LAMA…...

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