fgf-jpg-1Retailers and businesses in the city centre come together to host Feelgood Friday, an exciting event that takes place throughout the streets of Cork on the last Friday of every month. The first one kicked off in May and the last one for this year will be Friday, October 28th.

There is a festival-like atmosphere in the city, with lots of free events, live music, free finger food, late openings, special offers, free drinks, workshops and demonstrations, and lots of fun.

Feelgood Friday is a Cork Business Association initiative in conjunction with Cork City Council, the Neil Prendeville Show, the Evening Echo, the City Centre Forum and CORE. Commenting, Lawrence Owens, Chief Executive of Cork Business Association, said, “Cork City is a really unique shopping destination. Everything is within walking distance and it’s a lively and family friendly place to shop, dine and meet. The idea behind Feelgood Fridays is to reintroduce shoppers in Cork to the fun of shopping in the heart of their City. The last Friday of the month also coincides with pay day for many, so people want something to do on that day – and we’re hoping Cork City will be top of mind! We are encouraging businesses across our wonderful city to make an extra special effort for their customers for Feelgood Friday, so come along and experience Cork at its best”

Feelgood Friday welcomes the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival and will be linking up with the Jazz to showcase two incredible events. Feelgood Friday have also teamed up with Shine A Light to support a very worthy cause.

Guinness Cork Jazz Festival
– The New York Brass Band will perform at 2pm in Cork City Library, Grand Parade.
– An Open Air Gig with surprise acts will take place from 6.15pm – 8.30pm at Emmet Place.
Shine A Light
– The Shine A Light Strut Your Stuff 12 hour treadmill challenge will take place from 9am – 9pm in Merchants Quay Shopping Centre.