MacCumhaills to host Community Health, Wellbeing and Youth Forum


The Sean MacCumhaills GAA club is hosting a Community Health, Wellbeing and Youth Forum on Saturday.

The event takes place from 11am-3pm in the Villa Rose Hotel – and admission is free.

This is an event not to be missed showcasing in excess of 40 exhibitors to support young and old with all the information, advice and practical support you will need to stay healthy, active and well in their mind, body and soul this year.

This is a great opportunity for our Community to enjoy a showcase of exhibitors with something for everyone, young and old from Physical Activity, Mindfulness and Mental Health, Financial Wellbeing and much more.

The event will also host live Demos in exercise, fitness, dance, meditation and mindfulness giving you an opportunity to come and join our try out tasters and participate in interactive workshops allowing you to discover something new and to see what our Community has to offer people of every age.

There will be a kid’s corner and an array of clubs and societies in attendance who cater for kids from 6 upwards and ensure that our kids are active and healthy from an early age.

Raising awareness of mental health issues & low personal Well Being and self-esteem should be the start of the process of tackling them, not the end.
It’s important to be aware of something that affects literally everyone and as a Community support each other to continue to raise awareness and ensure our Community understand the resources available to everyone, right on our doorsteps.

We are delighted as part of the event that Jigsaw will be giving a workshop to parents/guardians and other adults interested or concerned about Young People’s Mental Health. This continues the club’s excellent relationship with Jigsaw over the years and we’re delighted to have them once more.

We are pleased to have the RSA involved on the day with “The Shuttle” on site which is a mobile interactive unit and its main objective is to provide the general public and other target audiences with the chance to interact with various road safety campaigns and to spread the message about the importance of road safety.

You can test your driving skills and reaction time on the car simulators and break reaction timer. Cyclists can brush up on rules of the road in a surround screen simulator, whilst the motorcycle simulator offers insight into what the road looks like from a biker’s perspective.

The Road Safety Educators are a team of qualified teachers who accompany the shuttle at all events. They will lead the sessions and introduce participants to the experience and learning objectives. They will be on hand throughout the session to discuss all aspects of road safety and address any queries attendees may have. The Roll Over simulator is fitted to a hydraulic platform which can simulate a 90 degree and 180 degree roll-over.

A timetable of events on the day is below along with a list of the various groups who have confirmed their attendance, there is something for everyone so come along and join us.



11.00am Opening Addresses – Cappry Suite


  1. Anville Suite Talks and Demonstrations:

11.30am – 12.00pm Rinka Kids taster session

12.10pm – 12.40pm Zumba taster session

12.45pm – 1.15pm Evolve Health & Fitness taster Kids Pilates (Aged 7-12)

1.20pm – 1.50pm Paul Smyth Inclusive Health & Fitness – “Mens Only” Pilates taster session

1.50pm – 2.50pm Jigsaw Workshop for Adults/Parents/Guardians on Young Peoples Mental Health


  1. Cappry Suit Demonstrations

12.10pm – Katriona McNamee School of Dance

12.45pm – Kangoo Fitness

1.20pm –   Piloxing by THE MIX

Mindfullness, Meditation and Reflexology taster sessions throughout the duration of the event.



  1. Villa Rose Car Park RSA Road Safety Interactive Unit (Shuttle)

The main aim of the Road Safety Interactive Unit (or ‘Shuttle’ as we call it) is to provide the general public with the chance to interact with various road safety campaigns and to spread the message about the importance of road safety.  There is something for everyone on the Shuttle:

  • Practice your driving and hazard perception skills on our simulators (car, motorbike, bicycle)
  • Enjoy a fully interactive road safety educational experience
  • Experience simulated virtual situations in virtual reality pods and experience first-hand the dangers of driving and texting and driver fatigue
  • Practice safe cycling skills on a state of the art bicycle simulator
  • See how driving environments and speed affect your braking distances on the brake reaction timer
  • PEractice the driver theory test on board
  • Test your fancy footwork by dancing to the Safe Cross Code in the activity zone
  • Take a road safety quiz in the activity zone
  • Learn about tyre safety.


  1. Kids Corner

A range of activities for kids including jenga, colouring, word puzzles, games and much more



List of Exhibitors


Sports Clubs and Services:

  1. Sean MacCumhaills GAA
  2. Cappry Rovers Soccer
  3. Ballybofey Utd Soccer
  4. Finn Valley Ladies Soccer
  5. Finn Valley Athletic Club
  6. Finn Valley Rugby Club
  7. Finn Valley Wheelers
  8. Donegal Bay Rowing Club
  9. O’Reilly Sports


Physical Health:

  1. Paul Smyth Inclusive Health and Fitness
  2. Sean McGlynn Pro Fitness
  3. Evolve Health and Fitness + THE MIX by Polixing
  4. Finn Valley Leisure Club
  5. Jacksons Leisure Centre
  6. Kevin Gallagher Physiotherapist
  7. Raphoe Cycles


Dance and Fitness:

  1. Rinka
  2. Zumba
  3. Katriona McNamee School of Dance
  4. Kangoo Fitness


Clubs and Societies:

  1. The Alzheimers Café
  2. Butt Drama Circle
  3. Balor DCA
  4. Youthscape



  1. Harmony Lane Holistic Therapies
  2. Donegal Mindfulness
  3. Mini Mindfulness
  4. Sonas Counselling and Wellness Centre
  5. Tai Chi Donegal


Financial Health

  1. Rite Financial Solutions
  2. B&S Credit Union Ltd
  3. Ulster Bank


First Aid Services

  1. Civil Defence
  2. Donegal First Aid Services



  1. LYIT
  2. Donegal ETB
  3. RSA + interactive Unit


Diet and Nutrition

  1. Weight Watchers
  2. Slimming World
  3. Body Fuel



  1. An Garda Siochana

  2. Jigsaw

  3. Cuan Mhuire

  4. Pastoral Centre

  5. FRC – The Family Resource Centre

  6. Community Health Sync Project

  7. McElhinneys Lingerie Department providing information on Masectomy Fitting Services

  8. Care Direct, Security systems for the elderly and vulnerable.

Sports writer from St Johnston, now based in Letterkenny, with ten years' experience covering sport in Donegal. Was a nominee for NUJ Sports Journalist of the Year in 2010. Honoured by the Donegal Boxing Board in 2016 for his coverage on the sport.

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