Tonight from 7.30pm there is only one place to be, and that’s Redcastle Hotel. From then until later tonight the world is going to be shut out and the memory of James (Jimmy) Rehill and his passion for cooking is going to be at the fore. This memorial and charity night is sure to remember the much loved young man and his passion.

Chefs from London, Dublin and Letterkenny will be joining the ‘no salt chef’ Brian McDermott tonight at Redcastle for a cookery demonstration one will never forget. I’ve been reading about a selection of dishes which are going to be demonstrated tonight and I’m hoping to get to sample! One is particularly gaining my attention; the dish titled ‘coffee and cigarettes’! Now that should prove interesting! For many!

James was loved by everyone who knew him. Young, full of vitality and a real zest for life, he was taken from this world so very young. But a memory can live forever and James is going to live on in everyones memory not just for his being, but also for his passion in life! Cooking! Tonight will prove an opportunity to celebrate this passion and learn a little about the cooking which James enjoyed. A selection of dishes will be prepared and no doubt many lessons will be learned! Even if I learn how not to burn something, it will be a success!

So do get to one of the local outlets and purchase your tickets today. Priced at only €10, you will not only gain entry into a memorable occasion, but will have the opportunity to win a variety of prizes. Some excellent prizes will be in store later tonight: weekends away, meals at first class restaurants and many more. If you’re not there, you don’t win!

Tonight is a memorial for James. But it will also be a celebration of James’s life. Someone who loved life and enjoyed his 25 years to the full. So come along and share your memories of the young chef. Surely there is a heck of a selection of stories out there. And they can’t all be sensible! Can they? Come along and remember James and make a memory!


I’d like the memory of me to be a happy one.
I’d like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done.
I’d like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways,
Of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days.
I’d like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun;
Of happy memories that I leave when life is done.