A full list of Manchán's 270 Irish Times articles over the last decade are .... here


Articles about Community Tourism in Africa are ... here


Guardian Articles

Lough Derg - toughest pilgrimage on earth? Aug 2014

Croagh Patrick: Up the Holy Mountain July 2009

Why is there a priest shortage in Ireland? Feb 2008

Welcome to Ireland - don't stay long Oct 2007

How do you say Padraig July 2007

Cá bhfuil na Gaeilgeoirí Jan 2007




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Back to Basics, Irish Times, August 2007 by Róisín Ingle

"Having a conversation with Manchán Magan is like conversing with several volumes of a disturbingly youthful-looking encyclopedia. A walking Wikipedia, with fewer errors, the man can talk about anything . . ." MoreIncredible journey of a soul survivor, Sunday Independent, August 2006 by John Masterson. "MANCHAN Magan is a delightful one-off. A shy man who is a great conversationalist. Almost a hermit, by choice."I burnt down my straw house and now I live . . . " More




In a World Gone Mad, Sunday Tribune,  Sept 2007, by Padraig Kenny

Pioneering nomad or plain mad?  Whatever people think of the globetrotting gaeilgeoir Manchán Magan, Padraig Kenny find it hard not to be impressed by his fearlessness and self-possession . . ." more




Mad for the Road, Clare People,  Nov 2007, by Christine Breen

"From Urine-drinking to battling rabies, travel writer Mancháan Magan has lots of incredible stories to tell, writes Christine Breen . . ." more



Globetrotter . . . Westmeath Examine, June  2006 by Eilis Ryan

"Documentary-maker Manchán Magan has travelled the world. But the place he calls 'home' is Castlepollard. He made the 'Global Nomad' travel series, and is currently busy answering questions about the book 'Angles and Rabies' which details his South American and Canadian travels, which has just been published. Deputy editor Eilís Ryan reports . . .  More



Down a long and winding road, Sunday Times, Feb 2003, by Liam Fay


"Manchan Magan’s desire to escape Ireland and broaden himself took him all over the world. But it also led him into a career as TG4’s thoughtful travel presenter — not bad for someone who hated Gaelic,"  writes Liam Fay . . . More



Taking the road less travelled,  Irish Times, August 2002, by Olivia Doyle

"The programmes Manchán and Ruán Magan produce for TG4 are definitely not 'holiday shows'. They tell Olivia Kelly about their brotherly approach to life and their love of other cultures . . ." More