Grab your tickets now for one of the most highly anticipated events in the Irish calendar, returning to the Emerald Isle this March.
TedFest is set to make its highly-anticipated return to Ireland this March. After facing cancellation in 2021, Father Ted fans can return to the Aran Islands for plenty of clerical craic.
From Thursday 3 to Sunday 6 March 2022, Inis Mór, off the coast of County Galway, will transform into the infamous Craggy Island from the hit Irish sitcom, Father Ted.
Celebrating all things Father Ted, the festival has been running on the island since 2007. Each year, fans of the show come together to celebrate the life of comedian Dermot Morgan and the 1990s TV hit.
Plenty of clerical craic for all – fancy dress, quizzes, competitions, and more
TedFest makes its long-awaited return to Ireland this March. So, fans of the show can look forward to lots of fun events celebrating the best of the Irish sitcom.
Organisers are yet to reveal the official schedule of events. However, organisers have revealed that highlights will include the annual Lovely Girls Competition, Ted’s Got Talent, and Craggy Island’s fittest family.
Festival-goers can also look forward to the hilarious Matchmaking with Nellie and Priests Dance Off. Other highlights include The Pan Asian Zen-Off, the Father Ted Prizeless Quiz, the Craggy Cup, and Blind Date.
TedFest to return to Ireland this March – like no other TV convention festival
Organisers Peter Phillips from Cardiff and Galway native Fergal McGrath dreamt up the idea for the festival in 2007.
They never intended the festival to be like other TV convention festivals. Speaking to RTÉ, Peter said, “We’re the anti-TV convention festival.
“We never wanted TedFest to be like of those events held in a big function room where fans pay five quid for an autograph and a picture with someone who appeared in the second episode of the fifth season.”
Original cast appearances – meet the stars of the show
Peter and Fergal intended the festival as a fun way to bring Father Ted fans together. Diverging from the norm, they didn’t even ask the original cast members to get involved.
Still, stars of the show couldn’t resist making an appearance. This year, Joe Rooney, who played Father Damo, and Patrick McDonnell, who played Eoin McLove, have confirmed their appear.
TedFest was one of the final festivals in Ireland in March 2020, just before COVID-19 took hold across the country. Now, the festival will be among the first events to be held post-lockdown.
Plenty of tea and sandwiches, a stellar music line-up, and plenty of craic are just some of the highlights visitors can expect at the Aran Islands Hotel this March.
So, if you’ve always dreamt of visiting the priests on Craggy Island, now’s your chance. Grab your tickets now from TedFest.org and get ready for a weekend full of hilarity and Ted-themed antics!