Manchán Magan

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Manchán Magan

Current Location:: Collinstown, County Westmeath, Ireland
Birthplace: Donnybrook, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland
Immediate Family:

Son of Dr. Michael Magan and Private
Brother of Ruán Magan; Private and Private

Occupation: Author, artist, journalist, Green Party politician
Managed by: Private User
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About Manchán Magan

Manchán Magan is an Irish writer, traveller, artist, and television programme maker. He has made over 30 travel documentaries focusing on issues of world cultures and globalization, 12 of them packaged under the Global Nomad series with his brother Ruán Magan. He presented No Béarla, a documentary series about traveling around Ireland speaking only Irish. He writes a travel column for The Irish Times, and his show The Big Adventure on RTÉ Radio 1 explores adventure holidays.

He has written two books in Irish, Baba-ji agus TnaG (Coiscéim, 2005) and Manchán ar Seachrán (Coiscéím, 1998). His English-language travel books include Angels & Rabies: A Journey through the Americas (Brandon, 2006), Manchán's Travels: A Journey through India (Brandon, 2007), and Truck Fever: A Journey through Africa (Brandon, 2008). He is also a novelist and playwright.

Manchán's family background is republican and closely associated with the foundation of the Irish State. He is the grandson of Sighle Humphreys and great-grandnephew of The O'Rahilly. He has explored these connections in various documentaries for TG4 and RTÉ.

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Manchán Magan's Timeline

Donnybrook, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland