Gaeilge Tamagotchi | A performance installation by Manchán Magan

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Updated: July 6th, 2018

Gaeilge Tamagotchi

A performance installation by Manchán Magan


Lime Tree Theatre: Slí Corridor | Fri 20th & Sat 21st July | 1pm & 6pm 


This event is free – Booking is essential – Call box office on 061 953400 to book a place.


The Irish language has 4,400 different words merely to describe someone; to convey their character, their demeanour, their shape or stature. They are rarely used now. Many are already dead.

súghóg – stain left by tears
iarmhaireacht – loneliness at cock-crow
dril – drop glancing in the sun
spailp – surprise kiss

In Gaeilge Tamagotchi Manchan invites you to adopt an Irish word. Participants wind through a labyrinth of 30m of raw Irish linen to receive an endangered Irish word from the artist, which they agree to nurture, nourish and take guardianship of. They each receive a word unique to them and are given the opportunity to print or paint their word on stone, oak-wood or linen as a ritualistic covenant.


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