Please see below for a provisional programme of events. For more information on any of the below please contact Ruth Garvey-Williams on 087 7955401 or Tansy Cowley on 086 0888353.

Saturday 27 June
The Colour Parade
Feel Good Fortnight opening celebration featuring a parade through Main Street, Buncrana. All welcome to take part or simple come along to watch!
1pm Gather at The Exchange, Castle Avenue, Buncrana wearing bright colours.1.30pm Parade down Main Street.
Free Wee Library Project presents Story Saturday
2 – 4.30pm at Swan’s Park, Buncrana
An afternoon of interactive storytelling, art tent and live music. Join us to celebrate the second year of the Free Wee Library Project. All welcome. Bring your own picnic and blanket. Entry €5.
Wee Glee Concert
7pm at The Exchange, Castle Avenue, Buncrana
A feast of music from Buncrana’s talented “Wee Glee” singers. Admission free – donations appreciated.
Outdoor Cinema
10pm at Swan’s Park, Buncrana
Buncrana Chamber of Commerce presents a late night showing of “The Evil Dead” (NB: outdoor seating – this is not a drive-in). Over 18s only. No alcohol allowed. Tickets €10 available in advance from the Tourist Office, Pixcam or Farren’s Garage in Railway Road, Buncrana.

Sunday 28 June
Guided Heritage Walk
2pm Leaving from The Exchange, Castle Avenue, Buncrana
Learn about Buncrana’s rich history with West Inishowen History and Heritage Society. Free one hour gentle walk ending with a cup of tea or coffee (donations welcome).
The Teddy Bears Picnic presented by iCARE and Sonas Youth Club
3 – 5pm at the iCARE Day and Respite Centre, Ballymacarry, Buncrana
Bring your best teddy bear, a blanket and picnic for a fun filled afternoon with plenty of entertainment.
Classical Chillout Concert
3.45pm at The Exchange, Castle Avenue, Buncrana
A relaxing and colourful classical ‘feel good’ concert brought to you by musicians from the local area. Not to be missed! Refreshments on arrival at 3.45. Admission free but donations appreciated.
Monday 29 June
Children’s Shadow Puppet Workshop
2pm at The Exchange, Castle Avenue, Buncrana.
Ideal for ages 6 to 10 years. Make and take home a shadow puppet theatre. These workshops are creative and fun. Limited places (12 per workshop) so please book by phoning 07765871348 or email joaniealexander@gmail.com. €10 per child.
Open Day at the Stables
4 – 7pm at Crana Stables, Cleenagh, Ballymagan, Buncrana
A chance to visit the stables and have a wee ride on a pony. With a BBQ and some music.
Feeling Good Talent Show!
The Exchange, Castle Avenue, Buncrana
Organised by Buncrana Foroige Juniors youth club. All welcome. Refreshments provided.
Tuesday 30 June

Mindfulness Informed Stress and Anxiety Management
Family Resource Centre in Moville
Take time out to take care of your own mental and emotional wellbeing. One of Insight Inishowen’s trained facilitators will help you to tackle issues of stress and anxiety using mindfulness techniques. A gentle, relaxing workshop. All welcome. Admission free.
Mindfulness Workshop
7.30pm at The Exchange, Castle Avenue, Buncrana
Take time out to take care of your own mental and emotional wellbeing with this gentle workshop. All welcome. Admission free.

Wednesday 1 July
“Ór-Thóir”
4 – 6pm at The Exchange, Castle Avenue, Buncrana
Fun town treasure hunt for all ages with Anseo. Leaving from The Exchange, Castle Avenue, Buncrana. Prizes and loads of fun!
Cancer Awareness Night
7 – 9pm at The Exchange, Castle Avenue, Buncrana
A talk and information (for men and women) on cancer, its impact on our community. With support for affected families and individuals. Refreshments provided.
Tag Rugby
6.30pm at the Shore Greens, Buncrana
Free, fun taster session of this non-contact version of rugby. Open to men and women of all ages. A great chance to try a new sport.

Thursday 2 July
Free Expression Painting Workshops for Children.
The Exchange, Castle Avenue, Buncrana 10 – 11.30 (5 to 7 year olds) 12 noon – 1.30pm (ages 8+)
Explore paint in a fun way and create your very own masterpiece. €5 per child. Limited places. To book contact Geraldine on 086 377 2399.
“Colours of my Life” Flower Festival
11am – 5.30pm at the Church of Ireland, Main Street, Buncrana
Browse stunning displays of flowers created specially for Feel Good Fortnight.
“Colour your furniture” Workshop
2 – 4.30pm at The Exchange, Castle Avenue, Buncrana. Up-cycle your old furniture with decoupage and creative painting. (Bring a small piece of furniture and paint). Other materials provided – donations appreciated.
Mini Me Yoga (ages 9+)
6pm at The Exchange, Castle Avenue, Buncrana
Free 45-minute kids yoga taster session.
Feel Good Yoga
7 – 8.30 pm at The Exchange, Castle Avenue Buncrana
Movement and breathing exercises to nourish and nurture body, mind and soul. All welcome. Contact Julie on 086 237 6116.

Friday 3 July
“Colours of my Life” Flower Festival
11am – 5.30pm at the Church of Ireland, Main Street, Buncrana
Browse stunning displays of flowers created specially for Feel Good Fortnight.
Surfing taster session, Pirates Treasure Hunt and beach games.
11am at Dunree Beach.
Fun at the beach with Inishowen Surf School. Children, adults and families all welcome. Ring for details and to book your space 087 777 3323.
Health and Wellbeing afternoon
4 – 8pm The Exchange, Castle Avenue, Buncrana
In support of Buncrana Breastfeeding Group. With massage, reflexology, Indian head massage, aloe vera facials, manicures, Bach flower remedies, baby yoga and massage tasters and much more. Each treatment will last 30 minutes and booking is essential for most. There will also be tea/coffee and lots of lovely home baked goodies (including gluten free). All welcome. Donations will go to the group and ISPCC. For more information and booking call Eilis on 087 746 0249.

Saturday 4 July
“Colours of my Life” Flower Festival
11am – 5.30pm at the Church of Ireland, Main Street, Buncrana
Browse stunning displays of flowers created specially for Feel Good Fortnight.
Kids Magic Show and Refreshments
12 noon at Buncrana Medical Centre, Maginn Avenue, Buncrana
Join us for a special feed good event with tea and coffee and a free magic show for children.
Take it to the Streets – Buncrana
12 noon- 4pm Buncrana Town Centre.
Featuring: Crossroads Ceili (see below); Games and competitions all afternoon; Face painting and balloons; Arts and crafts for all ages; Live music in Market Square; Artwork in shop windows produced by local school children and young people, and much more…
Crossroads Ceili
2pm at Market Square, Main Street, Buncrana
Free, fun dance for everyone. Join in with traditional musicians for this special part of our “Take it to the Streets” afternoon. All ages welcome for this opportunity to try traditional Irish ceili dancing. (Rainy-day venue, The Exchange, Castle Avenue, Buncrana)
Family Fun Day
1 – 4pm at Fahan Presbyterian Church, Tooban, Fahan
Bouncy castle, sumo suits, assault course, crafts, face painting, BBQ, games, music and more. All welcome.
Live Music Night “SILK”
From 7pm at Rodden’s Bar, Main Street, Buncrana
Featuring Cooley,Aengus Friel and Colm Furey
Music Style: Techno, Electronica, House, Trance
Live & Original Open Mic
8.30pm (sharp) at The Exchange, Castle Avenue, Buncrana
Don’t miss a great evening of entertainment featuring all original work by local artists (music, poetry and more!). Tea and Coffee supplied (BYOB). To perform, please phone: 086 306 8655 or email: themusicboxireland@gmail.com. Admission free but a small donation to The Exchange would be appreciated.

Sunday 5 July

“Colours of my Life” Flower Festival
1pm – 5.30pm at the Church of Ireland, Main Street, Buncrana
Browse stunning displays of flowers created specially for Feel Good Fortnight.
Mizen-Malin Endurance Bike Trip
1.30pm Main Street, Buncrana
Welcome home the amazing cyclists who have crossed the country in aid of Buncrana GAA and Scoil Iosagain Special Needs as they drive through the town en route to Malin Head! For the final leg they will be joined by our own North Pole Cycling Club!
Buncrana GAA Sports Day
2pm at The Scarvey, Buncrana
A great family day out featuring children’s races including 3-legged race, wellie throwing, darts and golf challenges, tug o’ war, hurling targets competition, sumo suits, face painting and much more. Entry €5 per child (adults go free).
Buncrana Red Cross Annual Junior Disco
3-5pm at The Plaza, Main Street, Buncrana
Guest appearances from last year’s Junior Miss and Mister Buncrana Red Cross and Disney Characters. Prizes for best dancers, spot prizes and 2015 Junior and Mister Buncrana Red Cross will be chosen. Fun for all the family. Admission €4 per child or €10 per family.
Prayer Room & Sacred Space
6 – 9pm VENUE TBC
Step aside from busy-ness and give yourself the gift of peace to take care of your spiritual wellbeing. In ancient Christian tradition, prayer and pilgrimage helped people journey towards God. This quiet, creative space offers a place of private prayer and reflection.

Monday 6 July
Prayer Room & Sacred Space
11am – 9pm Venue TBC
Step aside from busy-ness and give yourself the gift of peace to take care of your spiritual wellbeing. In ancient Christian tradition, prayer and pilgrimage helped people journey towards God. This quiet, creative space offers a place of private prayer and reflection.
Mindfulness Informed Stress and Anxiety Management
7.30pm at The Exchange, Castle Avenue, Buncrana
Take time out to take care of your own mental and emotional wellbeing. One of Insight Inishowen’s trained facilitators will help you to tackle issues of stress and anxiety using mindfulness techniques. A gentle, relaxing workshop. All welcome. Admission free.

Tuesday 7 July
Mini Me Yoga (ages 4 – 8 years)
11am at The Exchange, Castle Avenue, Buncrana
Free 45-minute kids yoga taster session.
Concerned about Climate Change|
7.30pm at The Exchange, Castle Avenue, Buncrana
A free workshop to raise awareness about our impact on the world and how we can respond.

Wednesday 8 July
2pm “ Show your colours” make up demonstration
Identify your skin type and watch a mini make over using the all-natural Oriflame products with an opportunity to purchase the products used. Free refreshments and guided relaxation sessions.
Alzheimer’s Awareness Evening
7 – 9pm at The Exchange, Castle Avenue, Buncrana
A talk and information evening on the effects of Alzheimer’s in our community. Support for affected families. Refreshments provided.

Thursday 9 July
Feel Good Yoga
7 – 8.30 pm at The Exchange, Castle Avenue Buncrana
Movement and breathing exercises to nourish and nurture body, mind and soul. All welcome. Contact Julie on 086 237 6116.
“My Window on the World” Community Photography Show
10.30pm at Ned’s Point Fort, Porthaw.
This project focuses on the everyday experiences, which unite rather than divide us. It highlights the appreciation of difference through common experience.

Friday 10 July
The Foot-Golf Challenge
2-5pm at Buncrana Shore Front (meet at the Lighthouse)
Form teams to compete in this crazy-fun hybrid sport organised by young people from Buncrana Youth Drop In with impromptu games and challenges throughout the afternoon. All ages welcome.
Bite-sized Japanese class for beginners
4 – 5.30pm at The Exchange, Castle Avenue, Buncrana
Basic and practical Japanese language course. All welcome. Ideal for teenagers. Four sessions (every Friday) starting today! €3 per session to cover materials.
“My Window on the World” Community Photography Show
8pm at The Exchange, Castle Avenue, Buncrana
This project focuses on the everyday experiences, which unite rather than divide us. It highlights the appreciation of difference through common experience. Free entry. Refreshments provided.

Saturday 11 July
Fun at the Fort
1pm – 4pm at Ned’s Point Fort, Porthaw, Buncrana
Featuring Bring your own picnic or enjoy food from the BBQ featuring Gallagher’s Feel Good Sausages (small charge applies); Sports and traditional family games (all afternoon); Competitions and fun challenges; Arts and crafts; Face painting and balloons.
Why not come dressed up as your favourite character or wear the brightest colours you can think of?
Feel Good Funk
From 9pm at Rodden’s Bar, Main Street, Buncrana
Great music and great craic at the end of Feel Good Fortnight. Free event. Donations welcome.
Throughout the fortnight:
Random Acts of Kindness
This is something for EVERYONE. Make someone smile or to show unexpected kindness during Feel Good Fortnight. Lots of ideas on our website www.feelgoodfortnight.com.
Forest of Intentions
Back by popular demand, visit the Forest of Intentions at the entrance to Swan’s Park by O’Doherty’s keep. Write a feel good message or good intention on one of the cards provided and hang them in a tree. Read the beautiful message left by others. [TBC Special thanks to Youthreach, Buncrana]
Main Street Art Gallery
Enjoy an exhibition of colourful artwork in shop windows along Buncrana Main Street throughout Feel Good Fortnight thanks to local schools, iCARE and Buncrana Foroige.
Yarn bombing
Old and young have spent months knitting colourful squares and crocheting butterflies and flowers to adorn trees and poles around the area. Watch out for the yarnbombing crew – any time… anywhere!
Guerrilla Artists
A group of artists will find imaginative ways bring colour, beauty and life to various parts of Inishowen throughout Feel Good Fortnight. Spot this year’s new mural taking shape during the fortnight and plenty more surprises!
The Wee Libraries
Why not visit the wee libraries in Swan’s Park or at the shorefront. Borrow books for free and donate your own titles.
A special thank you to local businesses supporting FGF in their own unique ways. Look out for:
Feel Good Cup Cakes at The Coffee Cup, Buncrana (also some spontaneous live music)
Feel Good Sausage at Gallagher’s Butchers, Buncrana
“Show your colours” special offer at Exclusive Hair (30% off all colour treatments from Monday to Wednesday).
Plus lots more Feel Good products and special offers around town!