Father Ted Festival 2019

THE FESTIVAL IN 2019 IS ON THE MAY BANK HOLIDAY, FRIDAY 3 May – SUNDAY 5 May 2019 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.

General Admission Tickets cost €25 and include all events and activities on Friday night and Saturday from 6pm to 2am.  Tea and cakes at Father Ted’s costs €10pp and can be purchased separately (these tickets do not include transport, driving time from Lisdoonvarna is approximately 30 minutes).  A limited number of return tickets for the ferry from Doolin to Inis Oirr are available at a discounted rate of €18 (driving time to Doolin is 15 minutes) 

Tickets are on sale online HERE.

Outline schedule (to be confirmed):

Father Ted Festival 2019

Entry to all events in the Burren Storehouse included in General Admission tickets

Tea and cakes at the Father Ted House can be purchased separately

Ferry to Inis Oirr can be purchased separately

Friday 3 May

1pm Tea and cakes at Father Ted’s House (transport not included)

8pm Big Screen showing (TBC)

9.30pm -12 Music with the Spinmaster

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

Saturday 4 May

1pm-3pm Tea and cakes at Father Ted’s house (transport not included)

1pm-4.45pm Ferry from Doolin to Inis Oirr (transport to Doolin not included)

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

All day: Priests and Nuns table football

from 5pm Registration for ticket holders

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 for Lovely Girls contest welcome up to 8pm!

Sunday 5 May

from 1pm tea and cakes at Father Ted’s house

1pm-4.45pm Ferry from Doolin to Inis Oirr (transport to Doolin not included)

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

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 in the Burren Storehouse. Tea and cakes at the Father Ted House can be purchased separately (no transport provided, driving time approx 30 minutes)