Un­holy chaos at sixth Fa­ther Ted Fest

Wicklow People (Arklow) - - NEWS -

MICKEY Finns was the scene of ‘un­holy’ chaos as the Red­cross es­tab­lish­ment played host to the sixth and in­creas­ingly pop­u­lar Fa­ther Ted Fest.

Co-owner Leigh Wil­liams took on the role of Mrs Doyle and en­sured that every­one’s tea cup was full to the brim for the du­ra­tion of the fes­ti­val.

Murt Rua made for a scar­ily con­vinc­ing Fr Jack, com­plete with loud out­bursts and never with­out a bot­tle of whiskey in his hand. Paul Burke played Fr Ted.

Staff dressed up as ei­ther priests or nuns, while some pa­trons of Mickey Finns got dressed up for the oc­ca­sion.

Fr Jack judged the ‘ Lovely Girls Com­pe­ti­tion’ as mem­bers of the crowd were in­vited up for a chat and to show­case their tea and sand­wich mak­ing ca­pa­bil­i­ties.

‘We had a great night and the event just keeps get­ting big­ger and big­ger,’ said Leigh Wil­liams. ‘The night is prov­ing very pop­u­lar and is now in its sixth year.

‘We also did a num­ber of sketches based on old Fr Ted episodes, in­clud­ing the one where Fr Ted, Fr Jack and Fr Dougal go camp­ing and Fr Noel Fur­long, played by Gra­ham Nor­ton, does all their heads in with his danc­ing. We thought a sketch based on that would be ap­pro­pri­ate given the car­a­van park here in Red­cross,’ she said.

Marie Scott, Catylin Scott, Jac­que­line Pre­ston, Martina Core, Elaine Cald­well and Shan­non Core at the Fr Ted Fest at Mickey Finn’s in Red­cross.

Fr Ted (Paul Burke), Fr Jack (Murt O’Rua) and Mrs Doyle (Leigh Wil­liams).

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