Manchán Magan: Listening to the Land

Join writer and documentary maker, Manchán Magan, for a talk exploring our culture’s deep connection to the land and what the traditional lore and language of Ireland seeks to convey to us about our relationship with spirit, water and the goddess of the land.


1:00PM – 2:00PM & 8:00PM – 9:00PM

The Black Box, 18-22 Hill Street, Belfast


Through bogs, across rivers, and over mountains Manchán follows in the footsteps of esteemed poets, seers, monks, healers, and wise woman to uncover the ancient myths that have shaped our language and national identity.

Manchán is a celebrated 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 Tree Dogs, Banshees Fingers and other Irish Words for Nature. His book, Listen to the Land Speak, was published in 2022 and the most recent in 2023 is Focail na mBan, a gathering of Irish words for vaginas, vulvas, clitorises and periods with illustrations from 29 artists.

He has made dozens of documentaries on issues of world culture for TG4, RTÉ & Travel Channel.

Image Credit: Aenghus Mac Eochagáin


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