49 North Street

Creating Alchemy in the Mental Health Services

49 North Street Events Programme

Please note: The majority of our programme takes place indoors. However, meditation and mindful movement sometimes take place outdoors in a covered/heated space at the rear of the premises. For these groups, clothing appropriate to the outdoors is recommended.

For further information on the programme contact Kevin O’ Shanahan 


West Cork Feel Good Festival Programme 2023

1-31 October 2023

The West Cork Feel Good Festival, organised by 49 North St in Skibbereen and a broad range of community partners, takes place every October to coincide with World Mental Health day on the 10th of October. This year, celebrating its 11th anniversary, there are events and workshops across many West Cork towns and villages including: Adrigole, Ardgroom, Ballydehob, Bantry, Castletownbere, Clonakilty, Dunmanway, Glengarriff, Kealkill, Leap, Rosscarbery, Schull, and Skibbereen.

Little shifts can make a big difference to mental health and wellbeing. The sudden realisation that, yes, we ARE creative (even if we’ve been led to believe that this is beyond us) and yes, we ARE valuable in our own right and therefore worthy of connection. The festival is full of experiential workshops that offer moments of exploration, discovery, and connection. Processes that help us grow as individuals and as a community – via tools such as the creative arts, listening, peer support, creativity, mindfulness, the Irish language.

Visit 49 North Street on Facebook www.facebook.com/49NorthStreet for regular updates about and during the festival.

All events are free, except for the evening performances (and one afternoon workshop) at Levis Corner House in Ballydehob that can be booked in advance at www.leviscornerhouse.com/listings/.

Some (free) events/workshops need to be booked also; see the descriptions in the programme. We hope you can join us at an event this year – Bígí linn!

Special thanks to all our community partners. If you would like to help organise a wellbeing event in your area for 2024, please contact barbara@musicalive.ie.


West Cork Feel Good Festival 2023 Final Programme

Award winning film ‘An Open Door’ explores how a pioneering initiative in West Cork provides a space for hope and recovery for the local community using co-production and collaboration at its foundation.

Clcik Here to view the full film.

Kevin O’Shanahan
086 7872481
e: kevin.oshanahan@hse.ie


49 North Street, Skibbereen, Co. Cork