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Father Ted Festival: 9 years after Father Ted aka Dermot Morgan suddenly died, a weekend festival, based on the Father Ted series is taking place (will include such events as the Father Jack cocktail evening, Buckaroo speed dating, a cleaning fluid drinks reception, the Inis Mór lovely girls competition, and the drafting of the island’s Eurovision entry). Two Aran Islands, Mór and Oirr, are at loggerheads over the right to host it. This will culminate in a five-a-side football match, and Paddy Power is taking more bets on this than on yesterday’s England Ireland six-nations championship game (which Ireland won, just saying).
posted by Wilder (32 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
Feckin' lovely post!
posted by alltomorrowsparties at 3:22 AM on February 25, 2007


Arse!
posted by Wolof at 3:40 AM on February 25, 2007


Nice one Wilder. Isn't the Five a Side match you refer to going to be used as the decider of where the Festival is going to be held?

I wonder will they allow ringers? Who will we see turning out for the sides?
posted by Sk4n at 4:04 AM on February 25, 2007



I wonder will they allow ringers? Who will we see turning out for the sides?


That would be an ecumenical matter.
posted by pompomtom at 4:18 AM on February 25, 2007 [2 favorites]


Irish Soccer Legends Tony Cascarino & John Aldridge to help resolve the dispute .
Thanks Sk4n, din't want the post to be too long.
posted by Wilder at 4:33 AM on February 25, 2007


Aargh! the link is here
posted by Wilder at 4:33 AM on February 25, 2007


While the organisers hoped to keep the festival to 100 (the possible beds availible on Mór ) about 2,000 arrived in a variety of ecumenical costumes and pitched tents!

The result of the 5-a-side match will decide which island gets to call itself Craggy Island for the next 12 months.

Inish Mór had better look to its history.
posted by Wilder at 4:40 AM on February 25, 2007



The only television program I watched religiously.
posted by notreally at 5:14 AM on February 25, 2007 [2 favorites]


No park bench'o'doom? No spider baby? What about the revolving cat?
posted by kcds at 5:17 AM on February 25, 2007


Will there be a slow-moving milkfloat race?
posted by Spatch at 5:20 AM on February 25, 2007 [1 favorite]


You can listen to the Song for Europe winner (and some other entries) here, by duo the OK Chorale
The OK Chorale was formed after a bizarre boating accident, when a skiff containing two Christy Moore impersonators, fleeing from an ugly scene at the Tory Island singing festival, became hopelessly lost and collided with a fishing boat entering Teelin Harbour. The ensuing brawl developed into a lengthy drinking session in the nearby Rusty Mackerel, where the men discovered their mutual enthusiasm for (a) The Eurovision Song Contest and (b) the music and legs of Clodagh Rodgers. The rest as they say, is the rest.
Top post Wilder.
posted by Abiezer at 5:47 AM on February 25, 2007


Damn, I loved that show! I imagine that most Father Ted fans have already seen the IT crowd, but if not, you might want to give it a try. (It's been pretty thoroughly posted about, but I maybe some folks haven't seen it yet)

Also, One can only be glad that there was never an American remake of Father Ted to soil the memory. It's too frightening to even think about. Feck!
posted by milovoo at 7:00 AM on February 25, 2007 [1 favorite]


Not only did Ireland win yesterday's game, Paddy Power awarded us our winnings a day early (on the basis that we were always going to kick perfidious Albion arse, obviously) so those of us who reinvested made twice as much! Nice post, although it'll be interesting to see how many posters think it's the height of wit to comment "feck".
posted by jamesonandwater at 7:54 AM on February 25, 2007


Gobshite! Missed it! Drink! Bollocks! Did all the girls have lovely bottoms?
posted by myopicman at 7:56 AM on February 25, 2007 [1 favorite]


Cool, but I'm still waiting for the Bless MeFather convention. Ted's "Chair of Death" ride was but a gentle nod to Father's "Doomsday Chair" merchandise.
posted by Smart Dalek at 7:59 AM on February 25, 2007


I always preferred Bless Me, father as well, but none of the Brits I know seem to have even seen it. Did it only air on New York public television? (We'd get that in Toronto across the lake.)
posted by jb at 8:35 AM on February 25, 2007


But wikipedia seems to say that Bless me, father was set in suburban London - was it really? I seem to remember countryside and a small village, though maybe not as small as the village in Father Ted.
posted by jb at 8:37 AM on February 25, 2007


Nuns!! Reverse!!
posted by Razzle Bathbone at 10:24 AM on February 25, 2007 [1 favorite]


Dammit. I was downloading the England-Ireland torrent. So much for that. Thanks for the rest though.
posted by jaysus chris at 11:18 AM on February 25, 2007


But what does the Chinese population of Mór think of all this?
posted by soundofsuburbia at 11:21 AM on February 25, 2007


Ted (indicating the TV that Dougal is watching): "Chewing gum for the eyes"
Dougal: "Err, no thank you, Ted"
posted by kcds at 11:24 AM on February 25, 2007


Jamesonandwater, deeliyred, absolutely dee-liryed, ( I spent a few years in Dublin 8) that PP paid out early.
As if the result wasn't a foregone conclusion!
The first party I gave here in the UK was a Father Ted party to celebrate March 17th. Let's just say it worked and I'm going to have to do it all again quite soon!
posted by Wilder at 12:21 PM on February 25, 2007


Would you like a cup of tea, fadder?

No, Mrs Doyle, thank you.

Oh, gwan gwan gwan gwan gwan gwan gwan gwan gwan gwan gwan gwan gwan gwan gwan gwan gwan gwan gwan gwan gwan gwan gwan gwan gwan gwan gwan gwan gwan gwan gwan gwan gwan gwan gwan gwan gwan gwan gwan gwan gwan gwan gwan gwan gwan gwan gwan gwan gwan gwan gwan gwan gwan gwan !
posted by newfers at 12:23 PM on February 25, 2007 [1 favorite]


I think my favourite quote is about Dougal going to his high school reunion. Anyone have that transcribed? No luck on Google so far.
posted by ODiV at 1:42 PM on February 25, 2007


Is it sick that Father Dougal turned me on? Or only admiting the same?
posted by Goofyy at 2:43 AM on February 26, 2007


Brilliant! Free cup of tea on the ferry? Right-so!
posted by brautigan at 7:18 AM on February 26, 2007


I'd say being turned on by Father Dougal no matter what your gender is forgivable. Now if Jack turned you on I'd be worried....

Just say three Our Fathers and a decade of the Rosary......
posted by Wilder at 7:33 AM on February 26, 2007


Is it sick that Father Dougal turned me on?

Watch a few early episodes of My Hero, that'll put you off quickly enough.
posted by jamesonandwater at 10:14 AM on February 26, 2007


No, these are small; those are far way.
posted by Abiezer at 11:38 AM on February 26, 2007


jamesonandwater writes "Watch a few early episodes of My Hero, that'll put you off quickly enough."

That really was an unfortunate choice for him. And for some reason they show it on PBS. He has a stand-up special on Comedy Central that's really great, though.
posted by concrete at 12:11 AM on February 27, 2007


Appreciate the absolution, but understand, the character punched my buttons. The actor, merely interesting.
posted by Goofyy at 4:03 AM on February 27, 2007


Will Father Romeo Sensini be playing in the 5 a side?
posted by gergtreble at 10:21 PM on February 27, 2007


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