THE FESTIVAL IN 2016 IS ON FRIDAY 29 April – SUNDAY 1 May 2016. OUTLINE SCHEDULE BELOW.
TICKETS ON SALE HERE
A Festival of all things Father Ted. Daytime entertainment and craic for all the family, and night-time entertainment for adults only.
Tickets 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 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).
Friday 29 April
ease yourself into the weekend of Father Ted madness with a Friday night of music and quiz questions
8.30pm Chinese Reception at the Chinese Pub from ‘Are You Right There..’ , Chinese snacks provided
9.30pm Music with the Spinmaster and very hard Father Ted related questions with spot prizes
Saturday 30 April
recover from the night before with a late breakfast, then get ready for the tour of the local Father Ted locations and the all important visit to the Parochial House, with tea and cakes served by the real Mrs Doyle…and when you get back, there will be MORE DRINK , music and outdoor and indoor scrabble and other games to keep you going, until the famous Priests and Nuns karaoke and fancy dress- wear your best costume, sing your favourite song, AND win a fabulous prize for doing it! Then it will be time for the Mad, Bad, Lovely Girls contest..entrants are welcome, so long as they have a lovely frock to wear.
1pm to 6pm Location Bus Tours including tea and cakes at the Father Ted house
3pm-7pm music and games all day
8pm All Priests and Nuns karaoke and fancy dress contest with prizes (entry on the night)
10pm Lovely Girls Contest (entrants welcome in advance!)
followed by DJ til late
Sunday 1 May
There will be sore heads today, so start it out very quietly…things will start to liven up with our Sunday tours and music from lunchtime. In the evening it’s the turn of the truly holy in the Golden Cleric awards, where we will find out who is the Cleric of the Year for 2016. Later in the evening we will have tunes and songs from a live group, and you can join in if you are able…
1pm to 5pm Location Bus Tours including tea and cakes at the Father Ted house
3-7pm music all day
7.30pm Golden Cleric Awards (entry on the night)
9.30pm til late Live music and songs (all musicians, singers and dancers are welcome!)
Getting Here: There is a scheduled Bus Eireann bus service to Kilfenora at 3pm from Ennis on Friday and Saturday, and we will be running a private bus from Ennistymon 12.30pm on Saturday and 1.30pm on Sunday. Return Bus Eireann bus to Ennis on Monday at 9am or private bus to Ennistymon on Saturday night at 01.00am and Sunday at 5pm or Sunday night at 12 midnight . Booking essential for the private bus via the online booking system.
Where to Stay? Information on all accommodation available in and around Kilfenora is available on KilfenoraClare website. There’s also loads of accommodation available in Ennistymon, which is 8km away, have a look on Discover Ireland. Also worth checking out Air BnB
What to Wear?: The Burren Hub will be selling Father Ted related items all weekend (check shop window for opening times), 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