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In pictures: Father Ted festival

Cast of Father Ted

Hundreds of revellers have flocked to the remote island of Inis Mor, off the County Galway coast, to worship at the altar of Father Ted.

Man dressed as nun

Events over the weekend included Buckaroo speed dating, the Father Jack cleaning fluid drinks reception, ludo aerobics, and not forgetting the lovely girls contest.

Man drinking in a tent

Here, Thomas Fortune summons up the spirit of legendary boozehound Father Jack, although so far he appears to be avoiding the cleaning fluids cocktail.

Couple dressed as a priest and a nun

But what would Father Ted make of this sort of thing?

Louise Kiernan and Luke Callanan run after their druid wedding ceremony

Bride Louise Kiernan, 24, from Swords in Dublin and groom Luke Callanan, 33, from Limerick tied the knot in a Druid ceremony. "I will love, honour and make you tea all the days of my life," Louise vowed. "Will you marry me? Go on, go on, go on!"

Couple on a wall

Harmony was restored following a row between Inis Mor and the smaller Inis Oirr, which claimed it was the real Craggy Island. They sensibly decided to settle their differences with a five-a-side priests football match on the beach.

Tony Cascarino and John Aldridge

Plenty of nice refreshing tea was on hand for Republic of Ireland World Cup legends Tony Cascarino and John Aldridge, who were roped in to manage the two islands.

A nun chases the Inis Mor team along the beach

Inis Mor won the match 2-0, securing a plaque reading: "The Real Craggy Island - as seen on Father Ted." The Inis Mor manager Tony Cascarino, said: "It was the most unusual match I've ever been at."

Beach match

Inis Oirr boss John Aldridge said: "It was a good match, very competitive, both sides were giving it all. I thought our side was the best side but we never got the luck."

Catherine Delaney and Patricia McCahill enjoying a drink

Catherine Delaney and Patricia McCahill raise a toast to Father Ted...

Tipperary men (left to right) Billy Lyons, Danny Lambe and Enda Fogerty

...while Tipperary men (left to right) Billy Lyons, Danny Lambe and Enda Fogerty get into the swing of things on the island.




SEE ALSO
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