26 February 2007
Drink! Feck! Girls! Arse!
The weekend was not only about rugby: drunken priests and aspiring Mrs Doyles converged on Aran island of Inis Mor to mark the occasion of the first Father Ted festival.
There had been some controversy over which island had the right to call itself Craggy Island another Aran island, Inis Oirr, believed it had a greater claim than Inis Mor as the opening sequence contains a shot of the Plassey, a merchant ship wrecked there. In the end the the matter was settled by a five a side football match which Inis Mor won 2-0.
The festival included a Lovely Girls contest, a Hide a Nun and Seek and a Craggy Island Song for Europe contest. Father Jack’s sage words "Drink! Feck! Girls!" were intoned as if a prayer (and "Arse biscuits" too I would hope)
Oh to have been there!
If you are reading this and have no idea what I am talking about, Father Ted was a surreal sitcom based on an Island of the coast of Ireland and featuring three dysfunctional priests and a half insane housekeeper. It was one of the funniest things ever shown on tv.