Th­ese are small, but those are far away

Bray People - - NEWS - By MARY FOG­A­RTY

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.

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