Manchán Magan

Venues & dates

Arán & Im celebrates the Irish language in an engaging, accessible bilingual way, through sourdough bread and home-churned butter.

Read Manchán's Irish Times article about Arán & Im.... here

Watch a short intro video .... here

Is taibhiú drámaíochta é Arán & Im ina mbácálann Manchán arán taois ghéir ar feadh  70 nóiméad fad is a thugann sé léargas ar iontaisí na Gaeilge  – agus é ag ceiliúradh focail mhealltacha a bhaineann leis an tírdhreach, téarmaí i dtaca le hiomas agus léirstean, agus an iliomad nathanna a thugann beocht do chumhacht agus mistéir an tsaoil nádúrtha.

The Abbey Theatre Presents:

  • Presented and Produced by: Manchán Magan
  • Design: Tom de Paor
  • Direction: Tom Creed
  • Costume: Hazel McCague
  • Construction: Barry Rogerson

Éigse Micheál Hartnett???, 4th Oct?

Portumna 22nd Sept, 2019

Cashel Arts Festival, 20th & 21st Sept 2019

Garter Lane, Waterford, 7th Sept, 2019

Fleadh Cheoil, Drogheda, 16 & 17th August 2019 

Hawks Well, Sligo, 31st July & 1st Aug 2019

Skibereen Arts Festival, 30th July 2019

Earagail Festival, Donegal, 27 & 28th July 2019

Backstage, Longford, 26th July 2019

Arás Inis Ghluaire, Bellmullet, 17th & 18th July 2019

Enniscorthy, Wexford Literary Festival, 7th July 2019

Roscommon Arts Centre, 5th July 2019

Civic Theatre, Tallaght, Co Dublin, 23rd June 2019

Féile na Bealtaine, Dingle, 4th & 5th May, 2019

Wild Mind Festival, Fenit, 27th April 2019

Linen Hall, Castlebar, March 2019

Belltable, Limerick, Feb 2019

The Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon, Feb 2019

Glór Uachtar Tíre, Maginn's , Co Down,Dec 2018

Fumbally Stables, Oct, 2018

Cork Opera House, Sept 2018

Townhall Theatre, Galway, Sept 2018

Abbey Theatre, Dublin, Aug 2018

Lime Theatre, Limerick, July 2018

Buíochas ó chroí le: Amharclann na Mainstreach, Foras na Gaeilge, Baird McNutt, Studio Donegal, The Little Mill, Dunany Flour, Smeg, Bodel, Declan Caulfield. Maura O'Keeffe.

Arán & Im is a theatrical performance/installation in which Manchán bakes sourdough bread for 70 minutes while offering insights into the wonders of the Irish language – exploring potent words of landscape, terms of intuition and insight, and the many phrases that bring to life the mysterious glory of our natural world.

It is a celebration of language, land and local Irish food, with freshly-baked traditional sourdough bread for the audience to slice and spread with butter they churn themselves from Irish cream.

Arán & Im is a theatrical performance/installation in which Manchán bakes sourdough bread for 2 hours while offering insights into the wonders of the Irish language – exploring potent words of landscape, terms of intuition and insight, and the many phrases that bring to life the mysterious glory of our natural world.

It is a celebration of language, land and local Irish food, with freshly-baked traditional sourdough bread for the audience to slice and spread with butter they churn themselves from Irish cream.

Arán & Im