Father Ted Festival 2017

THE FESTIVAL IN 2017 IS ON THE MAY BANK HOLIDAY, FRIDAY 28 April – SUNDAY 30 April 2017 in Lisdoonvarna, Co. Clare.  outline SCHEDULE is below, and will be further updated in 2017  



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 the Location Tour 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.  Location tours including tea and cakes at the Father Ted Festival 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).

Outline schedule (to be finalised):

Father Ted Festival 2017 – Provisional Schedule of Events

Entry to all events included in Weekend tickets

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

Friday 28 April

from 1pm Registration for ticket holders

2-5pm Bus tours to the Father Ted house, including tea and cakes

8pm Father Jack cocktail reception, snacks provided

9.30pm Music with the Spinmaster and spot prizes for Father Ted related questions

Saturday 29 April

from 12 noon Registration for ticket holders

2pm-6pm Bus tours to the Father Ted house, including tea and cakes

food provided all day in the Burren Storehouse and Roadside Tavern

1pm onwards All Priests and Nuns over 75s table football championship

6pm Matchmaking with local matchmaker

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

10pm Lovely Girls contest followed by DJ til late

Sunday 30 April

1-2pm Registration for ticket holders at the Burren Hub

2pm-5pm Bus tours to the Father Ted house, including tea and cakes

3pm-7pm music, matchmaking and over 75s table football

8pm Golden Cleric Awards

9.30pm til late live musicand ‘Live Karaoke’ – sing your favourite song with the band!


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 please email sisterassumpta@tedtours.com


What to Wear?: There will be a shop selling Father Ted related items all weekend, including nuns and priests outfits,  character masks, t-shirts and other fantastic items….





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


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