105% Funded


Target: €6850


€7,235 Raised


102 Funders

Eating Seals & Seagulls' Eggs

By Caitriona Ni Mhurchu


Go raibh maith agat as ucht cuairt a thabhairt ar an leathnach seo.



because Eating Seals & Seagulls’ Eggs has an invitation…

I visited the Dublin Fringe last year to scout for shows that I felt would be an exciting and succesful addition to the 2015 Edinburgh Festival Fringe and after seeing Eating Seals and Seagulls’ Eggs I thought this was exactly what I was looking for.
Matthew Dwyer, Theatre Programmer, Pleasance


Little Wolf has worked very hard to gather together enough funds to cover staff costs. Peig has her bags packed and her tickets booked but she still needs help with accomadation and sustenance, venue costs and production costs. The outlay of bringing a show to Edinburgh is huge and the sterling exchange rate is adding 40% to all costs.

But we believe it’s worth it. The Edinburgh Fringe Festival is the biggest arts festival in the world and it’s a great honour to have been asked to be part of it, particularly since we have been asked to play at Pleasance, one of the acknowledged ‘big four’ . Every programmer from every festival and every theatre from across the globe will be there. This is an enormous opportunity and one we felt we couldn’t pass up.

But we need your help to get us over the final hurdle. We are immensely grateful for any support you can give us. Any contribution you can make through this Fund it campaign would make a massive difference.


"This is a play of national interest. A great piece of work, I was mesmerised from start to finish."

Meet Ireland’s most hated woman. Peig Sayers. Author. Mother. Pin-up of the new state. A folklorists’ dream. A story telling machine. Abhored. Destested. Misunderstood.
This Dublin Fringe sell-out is a touching, evocative and funny slice of documentary theatre drawing on autobiography, archive material and rare film footage. An exploration of nationality, language and loneliness through the beautiful, bleak landscape of the most westerly point in Europe, The Great Blasket.
A taboo-busting multimedia tsunami from award-winning collaborators performer-writer Caitríona Ní Mhurchú & visual artist Adam Gibney with original sound from rocker collective Bird in Snow.

"I had no particular expectations of this show when I with to see it and so was a little overwhelmed at what a profoundly unsettling effect it had. I am delighted that a piece of theatre that confronts our cultural history in such a serious, yet sinuous and playful syle should have an opportunity to find an audience outside Ireland."
Gerard Stembridge


Conceived & Created by: Award-winning writer and performer Caitríona Ní Mhurchú
in collaboration with:
Award-Winning Visual Artist Adam Gibney
Performer: Louise Lewis
Sound Design: Bird in Snow (Niall Toner Jr & Les Keye)
Lighting: Sarah-Jane Shiels
Choreography: Ella Clarke

Táimid buíoch gur thóg tú an t-am an leathnach seo a léamh.

Beir Bua,
Little Wolf




Hello, Myself and Peig just wanted to wish our funders all the best for the new year. May 2016 bring you only joy & abundance! Athbhliain faoi shéan, faoi mhaise is faoi shonas oraibh! Beir bua, Caitríona


Haló, Unbelievable the Edinburgh adventure has drawn to a close. I just wanted to touch base to let you know how it all went in Edinburgh. It was mad. It was busy. It was hot. It was a beast. But we went someway to taming it... Here's a selection of reviews the production received while we were there - with your help - : The List **** Provocative, visually striking reflection on language, place and identity from superb Irish company. A compelling hour of moving, challenging theatre, as theatrically inventive as it is intellectually rewarding.. TV BOMB **** Exceptional storytelling. It’s such a well constructed, well conceived and engagingly performed piece it will appeal to anyone who appreciates thought provoking theatre. TV BOMB BROADWAY BABY **** An enthralling journey. A charismatic performance. THE SCOTSMAN **** Compelling and striking looking. So intriguingly handled that it really doesn’t matter if it’s a subject that you wouldn’t normally go near FRINGE REVIEW Highly Recommended A treat for anyone interested in history, national identity, lost culture or just a really good story. I have no hesitation recommending it. Go raibh maith agaibh aríst as ucht bhur gcuid tacaíochta. We couldn't have done it without you. Caitríona

Go raibh MÍLE MÍLE maith agaibh!

Exactly two weeks ago we went live with the campaign to bring Eating Seals and Seagulls' Eggs to Edinburgh. And we are, unbelievably, 100% funded. We couldn't have done it without the support of all of our 94 funders. Your generosity has been staggering. Little Wolf is going to work very hard, both before and during Edinburgh Fringe to live up to it. The pressure is on! And Peig has spent the weekend singing Trasna na dTonnta... Gach ádh agus rath oraibh go léir. Caitríona

Go raibh MÍLE maith agaibh!

Four days in. And 52% of the target reached. I really am overwhelmed by everyone's generosity. To those funders for whom I don't have direct contact details and for the seven who prefer to remain anonymous let me thank you on this page. Peig is delighted with herself and is onto the third pipe of the evening! Bainígí taitneamh as an ngriain, fhad is atá sí againn! Beirigí bua, Caitríona

Go raibh maith agaibh!

Thank you so much to all the early funders who have set the ball rolling with such unexpected generosity. This is my first online fundraising campaign and it's a slightly daunting thing to do - but at the risk of hyperbole - the support so far has been humbling. Lou and myself had a first read of our Edinburgh draft this morning and it's a leaner, meaner, tighter machine - we're making it better. And it's exciting. But Peig is getting very animated and is demanding new passport photos... Go raibh maith agaibh aríst. Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireann muid.

funders (102)

There are 91 public funders of this project

There are 11 anonymous funders of this project