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Arts and Grief Skills Exchange Donegal 2024 

Friday February 9, 2024
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Friday February 9, 10:30am
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Two days of skills and information exchange for those working with or interested in working with people affected by dying, death, grief and loss, using creative practices.
Taking place on Saturday January 27th and Friday February 9th in Letterkenny, Co Donegal prompted by three questions:·  How do we best support people receiving bad news or who are bereaved?·  What are the roles for arts and creativity?·  How might this be offered at individual, community and systemic level?
To register your interest, please fill in the form below.
Register Your Interest 
20 places are available. There is no cost for attendance. Catering is provided.

Applicants will be notified on January 19th. Preference will be given to those able to attend both days. We will be seeking representation from across a spectrum of practices.  


Irish Hospice Foundation Arts are developing a programme of training and support for people working through creative arts with people impacted by grief and loss. While small in number, there are a selection of practitioners working in this space in Ireland representing a range of both clinical and creative backgrounds. We recognise there is need for complementary or discreet skills  There is limited understanding however of each other’s disciplines, and this is often thought of not as abundance but as competition.  This Skills Exchange is a first step in exploring how this diversity of practices can be complementary.The aims of this Information Exchange are to share existing practice and opportunity. These sessions will be informal and discursive, they will cover: ·  An introduction to Public Health grief pyramid ·  Theories of Grief and creative engagement·  Approaches and responses to those in need from separate disciplines ·  Health and care systems in Ireland ·  Formal and informal provision nationally and locally Who might this be this for?
Artists, Crafters, Cultural practitioners, Art Therapists (IACAT), Expressive Therapists, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Health care workers, Link Workers and anyone with a particular  interest in this area.By the end of the sessions you should have increased awareness of:  ·  The discreet disciplines and their strengths ·  Where overlapping and complementary areas exist ·  How each might benefit an individual patients or groups   

Saturday January 27th
Time: 10.30 am to 4pm
Venue: Donegal Cancer Support Centre, 2nd Floor Unit, Station House, Pearse Rd, Letterkenny
Friday February 9th
Time: 10.30 am to 4pm
Venue: Letterkenny Regional Cultural Centre, Cove Hill, Port Rd, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, F92 C8HD (behind An Grianán Theatre)
For more information: dominic.campbell@hospicefoundation.ie 
For more background:
Irish Hospice Foundation
Irish Hospice Foundation Arts and Cultural Engagement 

Skills Exchange is made with the support of:

HSE National Lottery Grant Scheme
Cancer Care West
Letterkenny Regional Cultural Centre
Irish Hospice Foundation Arts is supported by the Creative Ireland programme 

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Box Office

The main box office for RCC concerts and events is located at An Grianán Theatre, Port Road, Letterkenny Tel: (074) 912 0777


You can book online for most of our events. Just click on the Book Online link for your chosen event and follow the instructions.

In Person

Call into An Grianán Theatre Box Office during opening hours: Monday to Friday 9.30am to 3.30pm.
Closed Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays.

There is a €1 booking fee per ticket. These booking fees are non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for credit.

We offer concessionary rate to students, over 65s, under 18s, unemployed and registered disabled. Current ID is essential to avail of these concessions. Concessions may not be available for some shows.

By Phone

Call An Grianán Theatre Box Office on Tel (074) 912 0777 (Dial 1 for Box Office).
Monday to Friday 9.30am to 3.30pm.
Closed Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays.

VISA, Mastercard and Laser cards are accepted.

There is a €1 booking fee per ticket. These booking fees are non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for credit.

E Tickets

We are now using electronic tickets. When you book you will be emailed a link to an electronic ticket. This can be presented on your phone for scanning on arrival at the venue. Alternately you can choose to download and print your ticket at home. Just be sure to have the QR code clearly visible for scanning



Terms & Conditions

  1. Latecomers may only be admitted until a suitable break in the performance at the discretion of management.
  2. Management reserves the right to refuse admission.
  3. Use of flash photography and recording equipment is not permitted. 
  4. Management reserves the right to make essential changes to the cast or programme without prior notice.
  5. Management reserves the right to cancel any performance without prior notice. In this event tickets may be exchanged or refunded to the face value only from the original point of sale.
  6. Ticket holders enter the venue at their own risk and assume all responsibility for their property.
  7. Food may not be consumed in the auditorium.
  8. For safety reasons, buggies or carrycots are not permitted in the auditorium..


We strongly advise allowing ample time to find a parking space and to be mindful that traffic can be extremely heavy in Letterkenny particularly on Thursday and Friday evenings and weekends.

Our car park is located to the rear of An Grianán Theatre and has room for approximately 70 cars. It is free of charge.

After 6pm there is no parking fee for using the main street.


The Regional Cultural Centre is dedicated to being accessible to all members of the community. We very much welcome bookings from people with disabilities, both from individuals and groups. Please let us know about your requirements at the time of booking.