32 Tree Dogs, Banshee Fingers and Othwer Words for Nature

Nasty Words for People

New podcast - my interviews with Direct Provision residents 

TV Documentaries


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.

32 Words for Field

Foclóir farraige

Arán & Im on tour:

North America March/April 2022


(click on links below to access booking sites.)

March 12th - The Carnegie Science Center, Pittsburgh, PA -


March 15th - Telus World of Science, Edmonton, Alberta -


March 18th - St Louis Science Center, St Louis, MO -


March 20th - Tennessee Shakespeare Company, Memphis -


April 1st - 3rd - Irish Arts Center, New York, NY -


April 5th - Irish American Heritage Museum, Albany, NY -


April 7th - Irish Cultural Center, Canton, MA -


April 8th - Boston College, Boston, MA -


April 10th - Kingston.


April 13th - Buffalo Irish Center, Buffalo, NY -


April 14th - 16th - Canada Ireland Foundation, Toronto, ON -


April 20th - The Gaelic League, Detroit, MI -


April 21st - ZingTrain, Ann Arbour, MI -


April 24th - Celtic Junction Arts Center, St Paul, MN -


April 27th - Irish American Heritage Center, Chicago, IL -


April 28th - Chicago Gaelic Park, Chicago, IL -


April 30th - CelticMKE, Milwaukee -