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looking for a ____________?

writer  editor  

 photographer   speaker-performer

digital content producer   artivist 

let's do something different. 


is it me you're looking for?
(answer, yes)

Alana Daly Mulligan is a multi-award-winning spoken-word “artivist”, journalist & filmmaker of Déise extraction, based in Cork.  

Their work revolves around growing up queer in Ireland, and the people in their life that help to shape it. 


Alana is the co-founder of the open mic Modwords Cork and Europe’s first young writers’ festival The Lit Young Writers Festival.  


Daly Mulligan has performed at bars, theatres, and festivals from Cork to New York, working alongside names like Stephen James Smith, Shane Koyczan, Tim Chadwick, Nile Rodgers, and Dolly Parton to name a few. 


They have also competed and been a national finalist in numerous spoken word competitions including Cúirt Literature Festival Galway and The Inaugural Cursed Murphy Step-Up-to-the-Mic Spoken Word Competition. 


Their poetry films have made the shortlists of Noiseflicks Film Festival, IndieCork, and Doolin Writers’ Weekend. 


Alana was included in a map of notable spoken word artists from the UK and Ireland. 

Alana was the recipient of the Eoin Murray Memorial Scholarship in March 2020. They were also selected as one of the IWC / ILFD Young Writer Delegates for fall 2020. 


Alana's words feature in Kathy D'Arcy's Autonomy, Solstice Sounds Vol: VI, UCC’s The Quarryman V, Motley Magazine, UCC University Express and Ó'Bheal's 5-Words Vol XII.  


Alana graduated in 2021 with a first-class honours degree in English and History from University College Cork as an Active Citizenship Scholar under UCC’s Quercus Talented Students’ Programme. Alana was a Kavanagh Celtic Civilisation Scholar at UCC in 2017/2018 and George J. Mitchell Peace Scholar at the  University of Maine in Autumn of 2019.

writing  photography    videography 

 speaking engagements  performances

voice -acting    creative consultation 

digital content production & management


I'm an artivist:
I tell
stories that matter.

At the centre of everything I do are people and their ever-exciting humanity that I want to borrow and share with the world. Stories deserve to be told the right way. With dignity. With empathy. With patience. With love. With openness. I am fortunate to have had the chance to talk with people who are changing the world in all sorts of ways and when I'm especially lucky, be part of making change myself. I am always interested in a challenge, love working on diverse and creative projects, big and small. 

If you're considering me for a project, don't hesitate to reach out and connect with me.

*peeps* I've
worked with

I've worked with some *very* cool people. 

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