First Fortnight



First Fortnight, Mental Health Art and Culture Festival

Walking off Course 

A walk with a difference—an encounter with pedestrian art and places found in between the National College of Art and Design  and the Irish Museum of Modern Art.

An opportunity to be restored by serendipity, the speaking of truths, and companionship along the way.

There will be conversations, notes to self, and the chance to be part of a collective of passersby seeking meaning in everyday circumstances.

The First Fortnight Festival “unapologetically disrupts” complacency around mental health issues in Ireland. For the first two weeks of every year, First Fortnight addresses “Ireland’s attitudes and behaviour when it comes to mental health” through an arts festival geared to challenge stigma, illuminate understanding, and activate voices for change,