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, and his new illustrated book Tree Dogs, Banshees Fingers and other Irish Words for Nature.
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.
Manchán will work across the various sections of Meath County Council contributing to the design of projects supported by the archives, arts, heritage, Irish language and library services. He will also research aspects of Holy Wells and the Irish language with a view to publishing an article in a forthcoming issue of the Meath Archaeological and Historical Society Journal - Ríocht na Mídhe.
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