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Fringe Spoken Word


24/05/2023 11:00 - 16:00





49 North Street – creating alchemy in the Mental Health Services

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 Fite Fuaite Pop-Up Gaeltacht, Mindful Movement, 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, Gamelan Spréacha Geala and more.

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

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Happy Feet Walking Group
Location: Rineen Woods, Union Hall
Friday, July 26
th, 11am to 1pm  

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 at 11am in Rineen Woods, Union Hall on Friday 26th of July. Meet from 10:45 at the entrance to the Woods. All are welcome, please wear suitable footwear. For further details and to book your place, please contact 086 7871789.



Ealaíon Art Group
Location: 49 North Street
Friday, July 26
th and Friday, August 2nd, 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.

For further information, please contact Becky on 086 8452152


Bingó Lingó! - le Fite Fuaite Pop-Up Gaeltacht
Ionad: 49 North Street
Dé Máirt, 30ú Meitheamh, 11rn go dtí 1in  

Buail isteach agus imir cluiche Bingó as Gaeilge!

Beidh duaiseanna iontacha ann do na buaiteoirí. Tá na rialacha simplí go leor,
faigh líne uimhreacha, líne suas síos nó line trasna ar an Cárta Bingó chun duais a buachan. Chun ‘Teach Lán’ agus an príomh dhuais a buahcain, níl uait ach an Cárta Bingó a bheith lán! Agus, gan amhras, beidh cáca milis nú dhó ar fail ;)

Tá fáilte mór roimh chách go dtí an cluiche leis an craic is mó in Iarthar Chorcaí!

#Bígí Linn!

Location: 49 North Street
Tuesday, July 30
th, 3pm to 6pm

Listening takes many forms. We listen with our ears, we listen with our eyes, we listen with our hearts, we listen with our minds. Learning to listen through actively engaging in activities from music, art, sound and poetry can help us to tune in to our inner voices and curtail challenging times. Learning to listen can also help us to tune into those around us who might be experiencing difficulties. Come along to this community project where you will have an opportunity to explore the different ways we can listen through a number of mediums. Your engagement will help to inform and potentially become a part of a short film which will be exploring this subject.

For further information, contact Aoise Tutty at 




The Happiness Ensemble
Location: 49 North Street
Wednesday, July 31
st, 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.


Mindful Movement
Location: 49 North Street
Thursday, August 1
st, 11am to 12noon

 Mindful Movement focuses upon using movement to maintain health & wellbeing while improving breathing, balance and coordination. This group is led by qualified Tai Chi, Chi Gung and meditation instructor Patrick Cotter. Patrick has been studying and teaching these mindful movements and practices in Ireland and Europe for over 16 years.

All are welcome!

For further information contact Patrick Cotter on 086 2529978


Open Door
Location: 49 North Street
Friday, August 2
nd, 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 at 49 North Street, Skibbereen.


Music Listening with Bev
Location: 49 North Street
Friday, July 26
th and Friday, August 2nd, 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Looking for a way to boost your mood? Cue the music… Exploring the connection that people have with music in their lives, join Bev Cotton in this weekly music listening session. Enjoy contrasting pieces of music and discuss over a cup of tea with fellow music lovers in 49 North Street.