32 Tree Dogs, Banshee Fingers & Other Words for Nature

Nasty Words for People

New podcast - my interviews with Direct Provision residents 

Autumn tour  2022


(Book selling & signing at all events)


23rd July – Hometree, Ennistymon, 7.30pm

24th July – Ballybunion Arts Festival, 3pm

4th Aug – Birr Vintage Festival.

26th August – Arás Éanna, Inis Oirr, 8.30pm

9th Sept – Culturlann McAdam Ó Fiaich. 1pm & 7.30pm

10th Sept – Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge, Co Kildare,  2pm & 7pm 

11th Sept – Viking Theatre Clontarf

7th Oct –   Townhall Theatre, Cavan

8th Oct – Ursa Minor Bakehouse, Ballycastle, Co Antrim

13th Oct – Ballina Arts Centre, Co Mayo

14th Oct – An Carn, Co Down

15th Oct – Aonach Mhacha, Armagh, 2pm and 7pm 

20th Oct – Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise, 8pm

25th Oct - Solstice, Navan. 2pm & 7pm (TBC)

26th Oct – Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin Derry city, Co Derry

27th Oct – An Grianán Theatre, Letterkenny, Co Donegal, 3pm & 8pm

28th Oct – Gaoth Dobhair???

29th Oct – Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Autumn school, Lough Gur, Co Limerick

3rd Oct - Fumbally Stables, Dublin 8

4th Oct - Fumbally Stables, Dublin 8

6th Nov – Repair Acts Festival, Kilbeggan, Co Westmeath, 7.30pm (I also give a talk at 2pm)

--th Nov – Axis Ballymun (TBC)

23rd Nov – Roscommon Arts Centre, 8pm

24th Nov – The Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar, Co Mayo, 8pm

25th Nov – Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray, 2.30pm & 8pm

4th Dec – Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire, noon & 3pm (times TBC)

Listen to the Land Speak

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Manchán Magan is a writer and documentary-maker. He has written books on his travels in Africa, India and South America and two novels.

He writes occasionally for The Irish Times on culture & travel, presents the RTÉ podcast The Almanac of Ireland, and is author of the award-winning, best-selling Thirty-Two Words For Field, and Tree Dogs, Banshees Fingers and other Irish Words for Nature. His new book, Listen to the Land Speak is due Oct 2022.

He has made dozens of documentaries on issues of world culture for TG4, RTÉ  & Travel Channel. He lives in an oak wood, with bees and hens, in a grass-roofed house near Lough Lene, Co Westmeath.

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