These are small, but those are far away
HE’S done it, he’s really gone and done it.
A Bray comedian got a tattoo, live on stage, based on a classic Dermot Morgan line from Father Ted.
Adam Burke runs the monthly ‘Hardy Har’ club in the Harbour Bar and during the final one of the year he got well and truly inked.
The Bray man had put the word out to the public prior to the event that he would be getting a Father Ted themed tatt, and asked his friends and admirers for ideas.
Many weighed in on the debate, including Fr Ted alumni Pauline McLynn (Mrs Doyle) and Patrick McDonnell (Eoin McLove.)
Dustin the Turkey also threw in his tuppence worth, and ideas included a cup of tea and a saucer, the line ‘I’ve no willy’ in Chinese script, and a horses head in a nod to the song ‘My Lovely Horse.’
A short list was put to the audience in the Harbour Bar at the show, and the cow with ‘small, far away’ emerged as everyone’s favourite.
This is from the episode in which Ted and Dougal go on holidays to a caravan.
Ardal O’Hanlon hapless Dougal can’t grasp the notion of perspective and long-suffering Ted struggles to explain it to him using some tiny toy cows, and the real-life bovine outside in the field.
Badger from Bray’s A tattoed studio on the Main Street took on the task of carrying out the work of art on stage at the show.
It was a Tedfest of a night with Father Damo (Joe Rooney) headlining at Hardy Har.
Support included Aidan Strangeman and Danny O’Brien with Adam himself doing a short set before the commencement of the body art.
It’s located on the left side of his leg, and Burke now proudly sports a calf on his calf.
The evening also included some mince pies, spot prizes and the odd Christmas jumper.
Adam Burke and, right; his new tattoo.