Father Ted Festival 2018

THE FESTIVAL IN 2018 IS ON THE MAY BANK HOLIDAY, FRIDAY 4 May – SUNDAY 6 May 2018 in Lisdoonvarna, Co. Clare.  outline SCHEDULE is below 



Priests-and-nuns-gatherA Festival of all things Father Ted. Daytime entertainment and craic for all the family, and night-time entertainment for adults only.

Tickets will include ALL events and activities on the relevant days and nights, including bus trip and tea and cakes at the Father Ted house.  Night time entertainment (after 9pm) is  included in all adult day and weekend tickets.  Adult tickets from €35.

Tickets are on sale online HERE.  Bus trip tea and cakes at the Father Ted house only available as part of day and weekend tickets, purchased in advance.  Tickets for the Lovely Girls event on Saturday night will be on sale online the week before the event, and may be bought on the door for €10 (subject to availability).

Final Schedule:

Father Ted Festival 2018

Entry to all events included in Weekend tickets

Entry to all events on the relevant day and night included in Day tickets

Friday 4 May

from 1pm Registration for ticket holders

1.30pm Bus trip to the Father Ted house, including tea and cakes

8pm Big Screen showing

9.30pm -12 Music with the Spinmaster

10pm Priests and Nuns Dance Off, and spot prizes for Father Ted related questions

Saturday 5 May

from 12 noon Registration for ticket holders

1pm-6pm Bus trips to the Father Ted house, including tea and cakes

Big screen showings and sports events all day at the Burren Storehouse

All day: Priests and Nuns table football

6pm Matchmaking with world famous local matchmaker Willie Daly, get your names in early!

8pm All Priests and Nuns Karaoke and Fancy Dress contest with fabulous prizes!

10pm Lovely Girls contest followed by DJ Frankie Fortune til late, entries welcome in advance!

Sunday 6 May

1-2pm Registration for ticket holders

from 1pm Bus trips to the Father Ted house, including tea and cakes (buses will leave on the hour from 1pm to 3pm

3pm-7pm live music, big screen events and table football

8pm Golden Cleric Awards

9.30pm til late live music with Off The Walnuts


Getting Here: There is a scheduled Bus Eireann bus service to Lisdoonvarna from Galway and Ennis 5 times a day, 7 days a week.  These services also link with bus and train services from Shannon Airport, Limerick and Dublin.


Where to Stay?  Information on all accommodation available in and around Lisdoonvarna is available on Visit Lisdoonvarna website.  There’s also loads of accommodation available in Ennistymon, which is 8km away, and Doolin, 5km away, or have a look on Discover Ireland.  Also worth checking out Air BnB

If you need further assistance regarding accommodation ONLY please email sisterassumpta@tedtours.com


What to Wear?: Please do bring your own special character costumes, but if you’re stuck, we will be selling Father Ted related items at the venue





Advance Tickets include entry to all events and activities, including bus trip with tea and cakes at the Father Ted House