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32 Words for Field



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 (Gill, 2000), and Listen to the Land Speak (Gill, 2022). His illustrated books include  Tree Dogs, Banshees Fingers and other Irish Words for Nature. (Gill, 2021) and Wolf-men and Water Hounds (Gill, 2023).

He has made dozens of documentaries on issues of world culture for TG4, RTÉ  & Travel Channel. He's on the board of Hometree, a native woodland & land regeneration charity, and Common Knowledge, a non-profit social enterprise teaching skills for a sustainable homelife. He's an ambassador for The Rivers Trust, and las lived for the last quarter century in an oak wood, with bees, hens, and occasionally pigs, in a grass-roofed house near Lough Lene, Co Westmeath.

Wolf-men and

Water Hounds

Listen to the Land Speak

Nasty Words for People

West Coast North American tour - Autumn 2023

(UK tour in Autumn 2024)


28th Sept: Broadwater Theatre, Los Angeles (sold-out)

30th Sept: Broadwater Theatre Complex, LA

1st Oct: Irish Cultural Centre, Phoenix, Arizona

6th Oct: United Irish Cultural Centre, San Francisco (sold-out)

7th Oct: United irish Cultural Centre, San Fran (Sold-out)

10th Oct: University of Montana, Missoula

14th Oct: Wheatgrass Books, Livingston, Montana

18th Oct: Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum (sold-out)

20th Oct: Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum

23rd Oct: Corrib Theatre & Historic Alberta Hse Portland (Sold-out,)

26th Oct: The Cultch Historic Theatre, Vancouver (sold out)




32 Tree Dogs, Banshee Fingers & Other Words for Nature

Scoil Scairte: an online Irish language course by The Trailblazery & Manchán

Focail na mBan: Women's Words by Manchán & 29 artists