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Spoken Word Art


24/05/2023 11:00 - 00:00




49 North Street aims to create a space, a melting pot whereby learning, therapeutic activities, creative expression and diversity can flourish. It’s about taking risks and building upon people’s strengths, working together to create a community where recovery and wellbeing thrive. Current projects include Open Door, The Claddagh Rogues, Bantry Community Choir, The Happiness Ensemble, Happy Feet Walking Group, Incredible Edibles Gardening Group, Ealaíon Art Group, The Seisiún Poets, Tar Isteach Pop Up Gaeltacht, Gamelan Spréacha Geala and more.

49 North Street is a Cork Mental Health Services initiative. Programming is kindly supported by Cork ETB.


Happy Feet Walking Group
Location: Heir Island
Friday July 27th 11am to 12pm

The Happy Feet walking group (established in 2016) is an open community walking group that meets on the last Friday of the month in various locations around West Cork. The walks are open to all members of the community and are free of charge with free refreshments provided by the HSE.

The Happy feet walk will talk place on Heir Island, boat leaving Cunnamore Pier at 10:30 on Friday 27th of July. All are welcome, please wear suitable footwear. For further details and to book your place, please contact 0867871789.


Ealaíon Art Group
Location: 49 North Street
Friday, July 27th and Friday, August 3rd, 2pm to 4pm

Making art makes a difference.
- A chance to leave the world at the door and explore -

Freedom to experiment with materials and ideas in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere.
No experience necessary.



The Happiness Ensemble
Location: 49 North Street
Wednesday, August 1st, 11am to 1pm

The Happiness Ensemble was the brainchild of Peter Fitzpatrick in 2014. Seeking an alternate way to recover from depression and anxiety, he rediscovered his love of music and voice. The Happiness Ensemble aims to create a space where service users and providers can leave their labels at the door and enter as musicians, whatever their level of experience. The group play improvised sounds together, with the emphasis on listening to each other musically. Meeting weekly they have developed musically to create high quality sounds that wouldn’t be out of place in a downtown jazz club, comedy musical or nightclub rap battle, depending which way the improvisation swings. With an underlying camaraderie and sensitivity to each other’s talents with various instruments, voices and on the spot creativity, the group creates high vibe, unique and authentic sounds week after week. All made even more special by the ‘in the moment’ fleeting nature of their creations.

Open Door
Location: 49 North Street
Friday August 3rd 11am to 12:30pm

All are welcome: music, song and poetry to brighten your life.
Open Door​ is​ a​ relaxed and enjoyable way to explore the potential of music for positive well-being.
Kindly supported by Cork Education & Training Programme, Open Door takes place on the first Friday of each month.