“Beautifully written, this book beats back the darkness. It brings us all further on” – Anne Enright 

Rosaleen McDonagh writes fearlessly about a diverse experience of being Irish. Unsettled explores racism, ableism, abuse, and resistance as well as the bonds of community, family, and friends. As an Irish Traveller writing from a feminist perspective, McDonagh’s essays are rich and complex, raw and honest, and, above all else, uncompromising. 

A bold and uncompromising analysis of contemporary Irish society, this conversation, moderated by Chandrika Narayanan-Mohan, is not to be missed.

Rosaleen McDonagh is a playwright and a member of Aosdána. Her most recent plays commissioned are Walls and Windows for the Abbey Theatre and Contentious Spaces for the Project Arts Centre. She is a board member of Pavee Point Traveller and Roma Centre and was appointed a Human Rights Commissioner in June 2020.

Chandrika Narayanan-Mohan is a Dublin-based, writer, performer, and cultural consultant from India, whose work has been published in Writing Home: The ‘New Irish’ Poets and Local Wonders (both Dedalus Press), the Irish Chair of Poetry’s Hold Open the Door anthology, Queering the Green (Lifeboat Press), and many others.


Event Location

Town Hall Theatre

1 Courthouse Square, Galway, H91 VF21

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Access Statements Cúirt

The main auditorium is step free with accessible seating and
accessible toilet facilities. Please let the box office know of any
requirements so that they can assist with seating. There are two
accessible parking spaces on Waterside immediately by the
venue and a further two spaces on Corrib Terrace. There is a
Loop System in every auditorium. There is a Fresh Air Distribution
System. All events at the Town Hall Theatre will be captioned.