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Áine Gallagher: Are You Well?

Áine Gallaher welcomes you to her classroom with a friendly and relatable demeanour. If you have any curiosity about the Irish language, this show will keep you comically informed through a handy guide of emotions and graphs.

Áine’s approach is deadpan with a charm. Her classroom is one of sharing, so hands up students because there is no right or wrong answer.

How the Irish date and express themselves are highlighting points of this 45-minute show, noting that emotions are culturally unacceptable and that you probably have been on a date in Ireland, you just didn’t know it was a date.

Through a series of wacky and approachable stories, Áine expresses her opinions on why it’s important to have your cervix checked, how difficult it can be to work on your sex appeal and why questions about being sexually active can be tricky.

Always drawing back to the question, Are you well? Áine gives us a visual aid through Venn diagrams on how well you are and explains Ireland’s most common emotion with her sorry chart.

Quick to respond to the audience’s interactions and always surprising you with the next wisecrack, Áine preserves her title of Queen of off-beat. Like no school ever did, Áine will keep you on your toes and makes Irish more enjoyable with some relatable figures.

★★★★

Áine Gallagher: Are You Well? is at 14:30 at Banshee Labyrinth until 27th August. For tickets and more information click here!

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