Father Ted’s House: Glenquin, Co. Clare

Father Ted's House

Father Ted’s House © M. Erdvig

The fictional Irish priest Father Ted lives in an old parochial house on Craggy Island off the coast of Ireland. His roommates are nitwit Dougal and drunken Father Jack. The housekeeper Mrs. Doyle tries to keep them all in line with plates of sandwiches and pots of tea. The brilliant sitcom is a cult classic and was filmed in and around County Clare. Ted’s house really exists near Corofin.

Directions: The house used in the series Father Ted is in Glenquin, near Killnaboy & Carron. It is on the Killinaboy to Boston Road. From Corofin take the R476 to Killanboy. Turn right at the ruined church (near a phone and post office). Go past the school. A stream will be on your left. Continue down the little road. The house is on the left.

© 2012 Michele Erdvig

Father Ted's Gate, Co. Clare, Ireland

Written by Michele Erdvig

Michele Erdvig

Michele has done and seen it all in Ireland. Specializing in Ireland for almost 40 years, she is one of the foremost Ireland travel experts in the United States. She writes guidebooks and blogs about Ireland, creates custom Ireland itineraries and dispenses free advice on her Ireland Travel Forum. Michele’s Tips | Website

7 Responses

  1. Liam O'Connell June 20, 2012 at 5:00 am #

    Probably the most loved sitcom to ever grace Irish televisions. I remember it used be on TV on a Thursday night, and we couldn’t wait to get to school the next day to laugh at it all over again 🙂
    Thanks for sharing the location.

  2. Christy Nicholas June 20, 2012 at 4:59 pm #

    I will definitely have to visit this next trip! After I induct my traveling companions into the joys of Father Ted, of course.

    • Michele Erdvig June 21, 2012 at 4:51 am #

      Maybe you can have a sleep over and a Father Ted film festival! Break out the Guinness and Taytos.

  3. Corey Taratuta June 21, 2012 at 3:49 am #

    Absolutely one of the funniest shows ever… at first I didn’t think I liked it, but I couldn’t stop watching.

    • Michele Erdvig June 21, 2012 at 4:54 am #

      I was confused when I saw the first show. I came in the middle of an episode with Ted and Dougal in their separate beds (Dougal in kids PJs) having an idiotic discussion. The decor was bad 1970s B&B. My first reaction was, “What the heck is this?” Then the ridiculousness drew me in. I’ve been a fan since.

  4. Tony Calland June 23, 2012 at 9:55 am #

    Appointments/reservations are necessary.

    Just turning up and glaring through the windows is frowned on and likely to get a Father Jack type reception..

    • Michele Erdvig June 23, 2012 at 5:18 pm #

      Right you are, Tony. I provided a link to reserving tea at Father Ted’s house and reservations are a must. It is a private house after all. From the photos I’ve seen most people don’t go beyond the gate. They just stop for a quick photo. After all Ted, Dougal, Jack and Mrs. Doyle aren’t there. I got a few photos from the road.

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