PLEASE NOTE - I POSTED THIS IMAGE IN 2006 - I HAVE NO CURRENT KNOWLEDGE ABOUT ANYTHING TO DO WITH THIS HOUSE!
Was in county Clare at the weekend - went hunting and found Father Ted's House (Craggy Island Parochial House), from the hit TV comedy series.
It was a pilgrimage of sorts - chasing down the highways and byways in a very lapsed-Catholic kinda way. Nice house, but you'd think it would be taller. Turns out its on a windy backroad in the Burren, between Killnaboy and Boston both of are only a arse's roar from Kilfenora. We took turns posing stupidly in front of the house, dodgy the odd farmer hurtling buy in clapped-out Talbot Solaras, and trying to stop my sisters dog from fraternising with the pack of friendly dogs that came hurtling down the driveway. So no, Craggy Island Parochial House isn't on an island (apart from being in Ireland), and doesn't have a statue of 'herself' at the gate. Oh god, no, not at all...
No sign of the late Dermot Morgan, or the not late at all Ardal O'Hanlon, Pauline McGlynn or Frank Kelly. I forgot my clerical shirt, Sue, my sister, forgot her teapot, Damien omitted to bring any whiskey, so our plans to emulate Dougal, Mrs Doyle or Father Jack went by the wayside!
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