Manchán Magan dingle literay festival 2020

The Dingle Literary Festival welcomed Manchán Magan in 2020. Manchán 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, reports on travel for various radio programmes, and has presented 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.

Manchán Magan dingle literary festival 2020

Manchán was in conversation with Seán Mac an tSíthigh as they explore unusual Irish words – and the insights they give into the landscape, culture and psyche of Ireland
ONLINE – Date: Sunday 22 November Time: 3pm to 3.40pm IST/GMT


The Dingle Literary Festival was established in 2019 to create an annual book festival to bring readers and authors together in West Kerry. It’s a literary festival that celebrates living writers as well as honouring the literary heritage of the area. Festival events happen in both Irish and English and range across all genres and age groups. We present both author events and writers’ workshops.

Our vision is of a festival where literature, language and landscape converge to create moments to share stories, to connect minds and allow magic to blossom. It’s a place that sparks discussion, fosters innovation and collaboration in the arts and creates a multigenerational community of readers and writers.

The Dingle Literary Festival is a book festival that elevates and celebrates the richness of Irish language and literature in contemporary life. We encourage a vibrant, relevant literary community to support both established and emerging writers.

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