Focail na mBan: Book Launch
the fumbally café
6.30pm – 9.30pm
Focail na mBan/ Women’s Words is a book by Manchán Magan, a gathering of Irish words for vaginas, vulvas, clitorises, and periods with Illustrations from 29 artists. It Is meant as a catalyst for those willing to seek out further terms and Insights from older lore-keepers in the Gaeltacht. In no way is it a comprehensive collection of such words, but rather a humble first step; a gesture of encouragement for others who may wish to dive deeper into this rich realm of linguistic insight.
The artists who responded to the words are: Sandra Adams, Emily Robyn Archer, Chloe Austin, Aideen Barry, Aurélie Beatley, Emma Brennan, Eabha Cleary, Rachel-Marie Cleary, Amanda Coogan, Serena Viola Corson, Dorothy Cross, Arisleyda Dilone, Millie Egan, Bebhinn Eilish, Rachel Fallon, Ursula Foley, Sharon Greene, Lisa Harris, Joya Hatchett, Hammond Journeaux, Toma McCullim, Yvonne McGuinness, Eimear McGuire, Dee Mulrooney, Emily Ann Ní Dhriscoll De Marco, Kiki na Art/Ciarna Pham, Aisling Rogerson, Maria Simonds-Gooding and Carmel Winters. The book also features articles by poet Annemarie Ní Churreáin and writer Tadhg Mac Eoghain, and some poetry by Dairena Ní Chinneide.
The launch night in The Fumbally Café will coincide with the opening of the exhibition in The Fumbally Stables and many of the artists and contributors will be in attendance. Manchán Magan will open the evening and there will be a poetry reading by Dairena Ní Chinneide.
Focail na mBan, the book, will be available at a reduced price on the night of the launch, throughout the exhibition (23rd-26th Nov) and at the evening performances in the Fumbally Stables (24th & 25th).