Filleadh Cholmchille’ is an arts and health project that harnesses arts participation s a powerful form of self-expression and a catalyst for communal connection. Initiated by First Fortnight and supported by Connecting for Life Donegal, this pilot project, led by artist Maria Coleman, will provide wellbeing groups in Falcarragh, Co. Donegal with instructional art resources to guide the co-creation of collaboratively authored artworks or ‘Works-in-Movement’.

The project will take the creative legacy of Colmcille as inspiration. The Donegal saint celebrates the 1500th anniversary of his birth in 2021. An artist himself, the Columban story provides ‘rich pickings’ for artists and community groups to investigate ideas each as creative openness, exile, resilience and a necessary Return (‘Filleadh’ in Irish) to the potent self-care tool that is arts participation.

Keep up to date on our website with the work-in-progress and see how you can take part, and enjoy the well documented wellbeing benefits that flow from exercising the innate creative urge.

Presented in partnership with Connecting for Life Donegal and Donegal Mental Health Forum

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