Listen to the Land Speak: History and mythology meet in a remarkable work of research
In his latest book, Manchán Magan argues that while modern historical accounts are ‘a neat and easy way to digest reality’, they don’t tell the whole story
Writer and documentary-maker Manchán Magan has travelled the world and published books about Africa, India and South America. His most recent work, Thirty-Two Words for Field, was about the Irish language’s ancient roots and became a bestseller. He also hosts The Almanac of Ireland, a podcast for RTÉ Radio.
Listen to the Land Speak finds Magan exploring the mythology that surrounds much of Ireland’s natural landscape. Described as “a journey into the wisdom of what ...