‘Father Ted Fest’ comes to Portrush

The cast of 'Fr Ted': it's himself Fr Ted (Dermot Morgan), Fr Jack (Frank Kelly), Mrs Doyle (Pauline McLynn) and Fr Dougal (Ardal O'Hanlon).
The cast of 'Fr Ted': it's himself Fr Ted (Dermot Morgan), Fr Jack (Frank Kelly), Mrs Doyle (Pauline McLynn) and Fr Dougal (Ardal O'Hanlon).

If you are a fan of all things Father Ted then you won’t want to miss Kiwis Ted Fest. Ted Fest is a celebration of all things Father Ted and is coming to Kiwis Brew Bar Portrush, on July 4.

Father Ted is the hugely successful comedy from the 1990s that was broadcast on Channel 4.

The show follows the misadventures of three priests who live in a parish on the fictional Craggy Island, located off the west coast of Ireland. Father Ted Crilly, Father Dougal McGuire and Father Jack Hackett live chaotically together in Craggy Island’s parochial house, along with their housekeeper Mrs Doyle, who is obsessed with serving them tea.

The show was critically acclaimed, receiving multiple BAFTA awards.

The series also featured a number of contemporary Irish actors and comedians, including Dervla Kirwan, Graham Norton, Tommy Tiernan, Patrick McDonnell, Don Wycherley, Joe Rooney, Jason Byrne, Jim Norton, Pat Shortt, Jon Kenny, Niall Buggy, Ed Byrne, Brendan Grace, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Dermot Crowley and Gerard McSorley.

In August 2012, Channel 4 viewers voted the series as the No 1 in C4’s 30 Greatest Comedy Shows.[

Fans of Fr Ted can vote for their favourite episode on Facebook, from a choice of five. The top three episodes voted will be shown on the night.

The five choices are classic episodes such as; the first ever episode Good Luck Father Ted, Chirpy Burpy Cheap Sheep, Speed 3, Old Grey Whistle Theft, and Cigarettes Alcohol and Rollerblading. Get voting.

As well as the screening of the top three episodes, there will be amazing raffle prizes up for grabs with prizes such as Fr Jacks pet brick, Fr Dougals pet rabbit ‘Sampras’, and much more.

A special Fr Jack cocktail menu will be on offer, as well as the famous Tunnel of Goats from Fun Land. There might even be a cup of tea and a sandwich available.

This is also your chance to dress up as your favourite Fr Ted character for the chance to win the much sought after Golden Toilet Duck award. Who will dress up as Pat Mustard, Tom, or even Eoin McLove?

The wonderful Lovely Girls contest will be in full swing with top Fr Ted themed prizes on offer.

The girls will be required to manoeuvre through traffic cones and compete in the Lovely Laugh contest.

Live music will follow Ted Fest to round off a brilliant evening of Father Ted fun.

Ted Fest is at Kiwis Brew Bar Portrush, July 4, entry is free.

Further information on Ted Fest and voting can be found on Kiwis Brew Bar Facebook.

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