32 Tree Dogs, Banshee Fingers and Othwer Words for Nature

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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 his new illustrated book Tree Dogs, Banshees Fingers and other Irish Words for Nature.

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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Arán & Im on tour:

Autumn Tour 2021 Dates


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25 Sept: Town Hall, Galway presenting at Mick Lally Theatre
26 Sept: Glór, Ennis

01 Oct: Cork Opera House

02 Oct: Cork Opera House

07 Oct: Backstage, Longford
09 Oct: An Grianán, Letterkenny

10 Oct: Hawk’s Well, Sligo
14 Oct: Solstice, Navan

15 Oct: An Táin, Dundalk
20 Oct: Draíocht Blanchardstown
21 Oct: Riverbank, Kildare
22 Oct: The Source, Thurles
23 Oct: Fennelly’s Callan, Kilkenny
24 Oct: Fennelly’s Callan, Kilkenny
29 Oct: Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray
31 Oct: Pavilion, Dún Laoghaire

02 Nov: Fumbally Stables, Dublin

03 Nov: Fumbally Stables, Dublin

04 Nov: Axis, Ballymun

06 Nov: Lyric, Belfast

Mullingar dates to follow.


With an North American tour in Spring 2022...