'Friends of Ted' and festival organisers Peter Phillips and Fergal McGrath explain the rationale for organising a festival dedicated to Father Ted.

Rather than having a standard television convention where fans watch episodes of Father Ted Phillips and McGrath decided to provide the full Craggy Island experience, 

If people are that committed to want to fight their way out to an island in February, then they’re genuine fans, it becomes a sort of pilgrimage. 

The festival has already sold out, and Father Ted devotees can look forward to Buckaroo speed dating, Hide A Nun And Seek, a debate on what is the best episode, and The Craggy Cup, a 5-a-side football match between Inis Mór and Inis Oirr. 

It’s a celebration of something wonderful.

‘Seoige & O’Shea’ was a weekday afternoon programme made by Tyrone Productions and presented by Gráinne Seoige and Joe O’Shea.  First broadcast on 9 October 2006 it ran until 2008.

This episode of ‘Seoige & O’Shea’ was broadcast on 20 February 2007.