Chef Aid Letterkenny auction, poetry readings & new residencies

Friday April 24, 2020
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Redmond’s last auction and introducing our newest Virtual Artist-in-Residence

BIDDING begins today on the last of three sculptures to be created in aid of Chef Aid Letterkenny by RCC Virtual Artist-in-Residence Redmond Herrity. We also introduce our newest artist, Maura Logue.

The auctions of Ramelton-based sculptor Redmond Herrity’s piece have been an incredible success raising nearly €1,000 so far, thank you!

The RCC is delighted to be partnering with Donegal Arts Office to present our latest Virtual Artist-in-Residence, actor, director and playwright Maura Logue.

We continue to highlight our full Spring 2020 Online Programme and keep you informed on the latest developments in our ongoing projects.

The positive feedback keeps flooding in as new members join in the various initiatives every day and it really lifts our spirits. If you would like to leave us some feedback on Facebook, CLICK HERE

The Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny is proudly supported by Donegal County Council and Arts Council Ireland.

TODAY (Friday), 24th April, bidding begins on the final sculpture created by RCC Virtual Artist-in-Residence Redmond Herrity in aid of charity.

As part of his month-long residency Redmond documented the process of creating small pieces which have been auctioned each Friday with all proceeds going to Chef Aid Letterkenny.

Last week’s second auction brought the total, so far, to nearly €1,000. As it’s the final piece to be auctioned, we have extended this week’s closing to this Sunday (26th), 6pm. Keep posted on social media.


THE RCC is delighted to announce actor, director and playwright Maura Logue as a Virtual Artist-in-Residence for the month of May.

This partnership is in collaboration with Donegal Arts Office and will see Maura present a number of live streamed performances from her home entitled Through the Red Door – Original Irish Stories Live by the Fire, with music by David Ison.

The performances will be streamed live on Wednesday, 6th, 13th and 20th May, at 7pm respectively. For further details, CLICK HERE!

Presented by Poetry Ireland & The RCC

Emily S Cooper, Denise Blake and Aodán McCardle were busy organising a live poetry event in Ramelton before COVID-19 struck. They’re weren’t going to let that stop them and moved proceedings to an online venue, presented by Poetry Ireland / Éigse Éireann & the RCC.

On Friday, 1st May, at 8pm, they will now present the Lake of Eye Poetry Reading, directly to your home via Zoom. For registration details, CLICK HERE!


WHAT started as a ‘simple’ challenge has turned into a full youth engagement programme with nearly 6,000 families now participating.

The  ‘RCC for Kids’ Facebook Group and youth engagement programme aims to entertain, challenge and educate young people with a variety of activities, such as ‘Home is where the Art is’, that are sure to bring the whole family joy during this period.

Has your family joined ‘RCC for Kids’, yet? CLICK HERE


We have invited artists, curators and poets to take over our new RCC Curated Conten to present their work, thoughts and ideas. Each artist will present curated content for seven days.

This week, we’re delighted to welcome German-based Scottish artist, and former Letterkenny resident, Selena Mowat as our RCC Curated Content Artist of the Week.

Selena has exhibited extensively throughout Scotland, the UK and Europe and was the Irish Winner of Sky Arts Portrait Artist Of The Year broadcast on television in 2013. FOLLOW HERE


We tasked a mix of local and national musicians to each curate a playlist under a theme of their own choice. This community mixtape, lovingly selected by musicians to help keep us company during this period of unknown, will be released at least twice a week.

Today’s RCC SOUNDS 008, is presented by former broadcaster and founding member of Highland Radio, Packie Keeney.

Click below HERE all playlists to-date by John O’Neill (The Undertones), Gabriel Paschal Blake (The Murder Capital), John Muldowney and more.

Curated by The Glebe House and Gallery

The RCC asked the The Glebe House and Gallery in Churchill to curate an art challenge for adults.

Every Tuesday The Glebe posts photographs of a still life set up using items from the Derek Hill Collection on its Facebook page.

At the end of the week it posts photos of your artworks on The Glebe House and Gallery Facebook page.

The Glebe team picked the last of the daffodils for this week’s still life challenge. They’re sitting in the sun, while the rest of the room is in shade, so there’s a noticeable difference in the warm sunlight objects in the foreground and the Derek Hill painting over his sofa in the background.

This composition is multicultural, with an Italian table, a Persian ewer, and a painting of India. ‘Indians Cutting Corn’ by Derek Hill (oil on canvas) in the background.

Use any medium you like, have fun with this and be adventurous – e-mail jpegs of your drawings to


We’re asking Donegal residents to help us document their experiences during COVID-19 isolation in Donegal. A selection of submissions made during the challenge will be printed and exhibited at the RCC in the near future.

Join the Remote Inspiration Challenge by clicking on the button below and start posting your photos in the group (please limit it to one submission per day).

If you do decide to leave the house please remember to observe social distancing at all time and stay local. If you arrive at a busy area, turn around and either go somewhere quiet, or go home.


With so many people sharing their talents online, the RCC team created the ‘Ceol agus Quarantine’ group on Facebook aiming to help promote musicians, storytellers and poets doing live streaming sessions during.

The team would be delighted to hear from you if you have any ideas or would like help promoting content!

Come join the other over 1,000 members in Ceol agus Quarantine!

For further information on the Regional Cultural Centre Letterkenny’s Spring 2020 Online Programme, click on the above links (headlines), browse our website and follow the RCC on social media!

The Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny is proudly funded by Donegal County Council and Arts Council Ireland.