With an ever-changing menu, comfortable environment, loyalty cards, free Wi-Fi and a friendly staff, The Rua Red Café is the ideal meeting spot for a business coffee or lunch with friends.

The Rua Red Café provides high quality coffee (served by fully trained baristas), a range of hot and cold drinks, gourmet sandwiches, soups and hot savories and salads – all available as a take away service.

The Café, situated on the ground floor, is the perfect venue for smaller events, catering for 55 seated guests and 100 standing with a small outdoor decking area. Flooded with natural light, courtesy of floor to ceiling wraparound windows, the Café is available for reservations throughout the day and can be hired after 5pm for private functions, parties and events. Previous catered events have included retirement parties, exhibition openings, full day seminars and product launches.

A full catering menu with pricing options is available on request. 10% discount on catering when booked in conjunction with meeting room.

Café Opening Hours
Monday to Friday: 9.30am – 4pm
Saturday: 9.30am – 3pm

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A Way Out Of The Valley

Joseph Heffernan

Month of August

Joseph Heffernan b.1987 is an Irish artist based in Cork. He received his BA Honours in Fine Art from the Crawford College of Art and Design in 2009 and later went on to study Painting as a Masters student at NCAD Dublin. He is a member of Sample Studios, Cork and has exhibited widely in Ireland.

Heffernan’s work deals with created spaces as they relate to the environment of the studio and draws upon a diverse range of influences notably Michel Foucault’s concept of heterotopic space as outlined in his 1967 talk Of Other Space.

His work explores this idea through the lens of the studio as a sort of heterotopia, creating a cryptic narrative, which incorporates elements of Science Fiction, Commedia dell’arte and Mythology in a deceptively simple visual world. There is a theatrical dimension to this world, which is purposefully staged and ambiguous.

The characters in this world appear to be obsessed with a strange compulsion towards repetition that is playful yet also sinister, melancholic and contradictory. They seem to be driven by a sort of esoteric knowledge, which is used to explore themes of identity and absurdity while also being a self- reflective meditation on the ritualistic nature of painting itself.