Áine Gallagher: For the Love of Milseáin
Presented by Lisa Richards
Award winning comedian and Ireland’s “queen of the offbeat” Áine Gallagher, is on a mission to prove that speaking Irish can be both accessible and hilarious.
Following her recent sell out national tour Áine is back using her quirky and deadpan style as her secret weapon as she navigates dating, mug-cake-baking, and mistake-making to create a wholly unique comedy experience. A comedy experience that is bilingual but also completely accessible and that guarantees to reignite your grá for the language and unlock your cúpla focal.
Known as Ireland’s only guerrilla Irish language enthusiast, Áine has been travelling the length and the breadth of the country with her Cup of Focals (a literal cup brimming with Irish words).
Understanding the nation’s widespread fear of engaging in the Irish language, Áine mostly jumps out at people from behind my trees, hoping to surprise them and give them a focal from her cup.
However, in “FOR THE LOVE OF MILSEÁIN“, audiences can sit back, feel inspired and enjoy Áine’s tales, like when she met our president Michael D Higgins and other similar disasters in her own journey to learn Irish.
With her deadpan, offbeat and wholly unique style, there is no doubt Áine will ignite your passion for Irish, even if you’ve never even heard the language before.
TICKETS €21 | €19
Running Time: 2 Hours Including Interval
Áine Gallagher, otherwise known as the “queen of offbeat”, is a professional stand up comedian, storyteller, writer and comedy training facilitator. She began performing comedy in 2011, in this time she has become a stand out Irish act. With her novel use of bilingual comedy, she is a leading advocate for Irish language learning and she is proud to be Ireland’s only unqualified, guerrilla Irish teacher. She is passionate about using authentic storytelling to benefit the community at large and works with many organisations to facilitate others to develop their own storytelling skills and find their own voice. Organisations she works with include; Berlin Stand Up School, Bright Club Ireland and numerous third level education bodies with a commitment to Public Engagement.
Her comedy guarantees audiences a ‘divinely awkward’ experience as she masterfully uses deadpan humour to introduce fun, unexpected and often complex themes.
She has performed at international festivals including the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, The Dublin Fringe Festival and the Vodafone Comedy Festival. She was the support act for professional comedians Deirdre O’Kane and Neil Delamere on their 2019 tours and has previously supported Tommy Tiernan, David O’Doherty, Phil Jupitus and Alison Spittle. She appeared on the Irish reality TV show ‘An Gaelgeoir is Greannmhaire’ in 2013, she was runner up with Funny Women UK awards 2014, she published a Ted Talk in 2018 and is the subject of the internationally award winning documentary ‘Grá & Eagla’.
Áine Gallagher’s work is framed by a social mission. Her aims are to provide a fun and fresh comedy experience to her audiences, while focusing on relevant and important topics, namely promoting the Irish language and linguistic diversity, feminism and mental well being.
“A fresh and exciting new Irish act”
– DEIRDRE O’KANE
“Destined for great things. Hilarious.”
– ALISON SPITTLE
“Her awkward self-stylings had the audience in hysterics.”
– FUNNY WOMEN UK
“Áine is cool!”
– DAVID O’DOHERTY
Watch her Ted Talk here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeBdtWEV8Nc