Focail na mban Women’s Words


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Focail na mBan is 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.

It is illustrated with the works of 29 artists who responded to the words.

They 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.

Also included are articles by, poet, Annmarie Ní Churreáin, writer, Tadhg Mac Eoghain; and
some poetry by Dairena Ní Chinnéide.