Fergus Cleary : The Island Wake

Category - Comedy
Date - 16/10/2018 8:00 pm


A hilarious comedy based on island life, its personalities and circumstances.
An American tourist with dollars to spend dearly wishes to experience an authentic Island Wake. There’s just one small snag – nobody has died! For these islanders, when it comes to parting tourists from their money, necessity is the mother of invention.

As a child, Fergus Cleary paid many visits to the island off the west coast of Ireland where his mother was born and reared. Without electricity (until 1999!) the island was a unique place. Islanders made their own entertainment with the art of song and storytelling a treasured skill.

Fergus’ popular comedy The Island Wake takes these memories, humorous tales and sayings of Island life and deftly weaves them into a captivating tale of Island life and wit.  The end result is a unique comedy at once funny, entertaining and nostalgic that will stay with you long after the final curtain.