Father Ted Fever Hits the Capital

Fans of Father Ted, the hit 1990’s Irish comedy which followed the bizarre adventures of Catholic priests on remote Craggy Island, will gather this Friday to pay homage.

Tedinburgh, Edinburgh’s only official Father Ted festival, will see Tedheads gather at Malones Irish bar for a night of activities and frivolity all in aid of local charity, Cash for Kids.

Ardent fans and Tedheads will be joined by two special guests: Joe Rooney and Patrick McDonnell, better known as the scoundrel whistle thief, Father Damo and of course the insufferable Eoin McLove.

Joe and Pat are two of Ireland’s most charismatic comedians and the duo often make special appearances together. They are known more recently for their roles in Irish TV programmes Killinaskully, The Savage Eye and Naked Camera.

The channel 4 cult TV show has spawned a number of Ted Fest’s across the globe but the Irish owned and run bar is the only in Edinburgh to host such an event.

Malones will become its own version of Craggy Island for the night, fans will gather for an itinerary that includes a Dancing Priest competition, Ireland’s largest lingerie section along with knicker hanging contest and in the style of the show itself – a Lovely Girls contest.

Radio Forth’s Cash for Kids is a local charity supporting local children. All money raised stays within East Central Scotland, Edinburgh, The Lothians and Fife supporting children living in difficult circumstances. In the last year the charity has helped to improve the lives of almost 20,000 children.

Rachel Smith, Charity Manager at Radio Forth’s Cash for Kids said: “We are delighted that Malones’ have chosen to support Cash for Kids at their Tedinburgh festival.

“All the proceeds raised at this fantastic event will help improve the lives of disadvantaged children across Edinburgh, the Lothians and Fife.

“We are sure this will be a craic-ing night for all Father Ted fans and a wonderful opportunity to raise money for Radio Forth’s Cash for Kids.”

Tedinburgh will take place at Malones Irish Bar, 14 Forrest Road, Edinburgh on Friday 4th of October from 7pm.


Submitted by Aoibhinn Cullen