Manchán Magan as part of Tiger Dublin Fringe presents

Special Event


Dates: 09 Sep - 12 Sep

Show Time: 3.30pm

Dates: 9 – 12 September

Time: 3.30pm – 6.30pm

Free Admission

Running time: 3 min

Are you willing to adopt an Irish word?

A frail, endangered word that has no speakers left to say it aloud, to slip it into sentences, to breathe life into it.

The Irish language has 4,400 different words to describe someone.

I need you to take responsibility for just one of them – cherish it, play with it, make it your own.

If you’re willing, please consider undergoing my short ritual of cleansing and preparation, after which I’ll select a word specifically for you.

It will be bestowed in a public ceremony.


An bhfuil tú sásta focal Gaeilge a uchtú?

Focal lag, i mbaol, nach bhfuil lucht labhartha  a dhearfadh os ard a thuilleadh aige, nó a shleamhnódh isteach in abairt é, nó a tharraingeoidh anáil tríd, fiú.

Tá 4,400 focal as Gaeilge le cur síos ar duine. Ba mhaith liom go mbeifeá freagrach as ceann amháin acu – cothaigh é, imir leis, glac chugat féin é. Má tá tú toilteanach, le do thoil, glac páirt i mo dheasghnáth gearr ullmhúcháin agus glanadh.

Ina dhiaidh, roghnóidh mé focal ar leith díreach duitse.

Bronnfar ort é i searmanas poiblí.


Designer/Dearthóir: Tom de Paor

Guidance by/dhéanta faoi threoir Michael Keegan-Dolan


Funded by Foras na Gaeilge

Additional support provided by Baird McNutt Irish Linen


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