32 Tree Dogs, Banshee Fingers & Other Words for Nature

Nasty Words for People

 podcast - interviews with Direct Provision residents 

West Coast North American tour - Autumn 2023

(Book selling & signing at all events)


28th Sept: Broadwater Theatre Complex, Los Angeles

30th Sept: Broadwater Theatre Complex, LA

1st Oct: Irish Cultural Centre, Phoenix, Arizona

6th Oct: United Irish Cultural Centre, San Francisco

7th Oct: United irish Cultural Centre, San Fran

10th Oct: University of Montana, Missoula

14th Oct: Wheatgrass Books, Livingston, Montana

18th Oct: Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum

23rd Oct: Portland TBC

26th Oct: The Cultch Historic Theatre, Vancouver



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 (sold out)

30th Sept -  White Horse, Ballincollig, Co Cork.

2nd Oct - Butter Market, Kenmare. TBC

7th Oct –   Townhall Theatre, Cavan

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

13th Oct – Ballina Arts Centre, Co Mayo

14th Oct – An Carn, Carntogher, Co Derry, 7.30pm

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

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

2nd Nov - An Taibhdhearc, Galway City.

3rd Nov - Fumbally Stables, Dublin 8

4th Nov - Fumbally Stables, Dublin 8

6th Nov – Repair Acts Festival, Kilbeggan, Co Westmeath, 8pm

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 (evening show sold out)

4th Dec – Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire, noon & 3pm, 8pm  (all shows sold out)

Wolf-men and

Water Hounds

Listen to the Land Speak

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 lives in an oak wood, with bees and hens, in a grass-roofed house near Lough Lene, Co Westmeath.

32 Words for Field

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