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Inishowen will Feel Good this fortnight with top events

Kids Penalty Shootout with Limerick F.C Player Thomas McManus and Leo the Lion, Parkway Shopping Centre, 14-06-14
Oran Malone, Clonlara
Picture: Gareth Williams

Kids Penalty Shootout with Limerick F.C Player Thomas McManus and Leo the Lion, Parkway Shopping Centre, 14-06-14 Oran Malone, Clonlara Picture: Gareth Williams

It’s that time of year again, when the people of Inishowen come together to help spread sunshine and happiness across the peninsula as part of Feel Good Fortnight.

The annual event, which is now in its third year, kicks off this Saturday, June 21 and runs until July 5. Last year Insight Inishowen, who organise the now-famous fortnight, won the judges’ special award in the all-Ireland Pride of Place competition for the event, which brings together individuals, community groups, local business, schools and artists from across the peninsula. This year’s FGF looks set to be bigger and brighter than ever.

Ruth Garvey-Williams, Chairperson of Insight Inishowen, said: “We hope everyone will get involved, the more people who take part the better. It’s all about putting a smile on someone else’s face, which in turn makes you feel good. That ‘pay it forward’ attitude is at the heart of Feel Good Fortnight.

“As well as lots of events in Buncrana, there is also a great programme in Moville this year, and we are hoping to make it a truly peninsula-wide event. The concept is about the community doing things and creating things together so we’d encourage anyone with a creative idea during the two weeks should just go for it.”

From concerts to craft fairs, heritage walks to healthy living talks, the programme for this year’s fortnight is brimming with creativity and community spirit.

There will be Teddy Bears picnics, Random Acts of Kindness, reading and story telling in Swan’s Park, the Forest of Intentions, window displays, healthy eating and living events for young and old alike, clothes swap, arts and crafts workshops and projects, yoga sessions, free complementary treatments, beach creativity, Irish conversation groups, art displays, Inishowen’s Got Talent and much more.

The fortnight kicks off in the early hours of this Saturday morning (June 21) by encouraging people to support the wonderful Feile Grianan Ailigh Summer Solstice Dawn Chorus. Also on Saturday is the Feel Good Craft Fair at The Exchange, Castle Avenue, featuring the best of locally made arts and crafts, refreshments, home baking and more.

Next Saturday, June 28, sees one of Feel Good Fortnight’s biggest events – Take it to the Streets in Buncrana,which takes place all day in the town centre. For more on these and all the events, download the FGF brochure from www.feelgoodfortnight.com,

 

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