RCC News

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

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

Seán 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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Lúnasa makes welcome return

Lúnasa are making welcome return to Letterkenny. Irish trad heroes Lúnasa, 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, Lúnasa 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, Fáilte Ireland, Mary Daly, Donegal Tourism, Leas Cathaoirleach Cllr Niamh Kennedy, Cllr Michael Anglim, Chairperson LAMA…...

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Martin Harley brings top class blues to RCC

Martin Harley is a supremely talented artist with a burgeoning global reputation. On Thursday, 26th March the singer songwriter and acoustic roots and blues guitarist will be performing at the Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny. Live at Southern Ground follows on from Martin’s five previously acclaimed albums, most recently Mojo Fix…...

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Cruinniú na nÓg 2020 – Do you have a proposal?

Cruinniú na nÓg 2020 -National day of youthful creativity- Do you have a proposal? Creative Ireland Donegal is seeking proposals from creatives, practitioners and organisations with suggestions from young people across the county as to what they may like to do for Cruinniú na n Óg 2020. Can you help…...

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