About Us

“it is not about becoming, it is about becoming-with.”

Donna Haraway

Savage Craic is a living partnership between Rev llewyn máire (they/she), Dr. Lisa Newman (she/they), local artists/ makers, learners, and an eclectic family of microbial mates; flora and funga — fermenting food and culture in the Irish Republic.

We are a cooperatively operated, queer venture that engages in land-based prefigurative politics, food justice, skill share and collective care — we seek to support this praxis through various eco-cultural art projects, workshops, gatherings, witchy brews and seasonal ferments.

Savage Craic is working towards becoming a nonprofit co-op and is seeking land to steward towards the development of a creative space/ residency, bio lab/ kitchen, and media studio.

Fermentation transforms and inspires, making for delicious ways to engage with our food and each other. 
This venture is motivated by our love for gathering together and sharing food, breaking bread, swapping stories, manifesting art, creating action, and syncing biomes.  
We’re fueled by our passion and commitment to embracing and cultivating change.  
We are each microbial stewards, eco-celebrants, spiraling ever forward in this dance of life, our goal is to do so with ever growing purpose, to create positive relationships and aid in the cultivation of a future for us all. 

“We were sharing foods with new friends when a comrade from Ennis referred to my pickled plate as being some “savage craic”, which felt like an induction to something very old, a birthing of something new — and a welcome home.”

Rev. llewyn máire