Banter at First Fortnight (206, Jan 2019)

For the sixth year in a row, we’re very pleased and proud to be involved in the First Fortnight mental health arts festival. It’s a superb initiative which puts the focus firmly on challenging mental health prejudice through arts and cultural action at the very start of the year.

We’re joined for this event by All-Ireland winning hurler Seamus Hennessy. He will be talking about his life in hurling and his experiences growing up dealing with the traumatic experience of his mother’s suicide.

Seamus has helped to raise awareness around the issue of suicide particularly in relation to helping families cope with the tragedy of suicide and is about to embark on the gruelling challenge of the Antarctic Marathon where he hopes to raise €200,000 for Pieta House and Living Links Tipperary.

This event takes place at The Workman’s Club (Wellington Quay, Dublin 2) on Wednesday January 16th. Doors open at 7pm and tickets are available here.