Father Ted's house

Filming Location in Killinaboy, Clare, Ireland

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Father Ted's house

This is Father Ted's house.

The Eircode for the property is V95 RP0E.

In the TV series, the priests' parochial house sits on a fictional island called Craggy Island in the west of Ireland.

However, in real life, it is situated at this rural address in Killinaboy, County Clare.

Although all of the exterior shots were captured at this location, the interior scenes were actually filmed at a studio in London.

The house, which is owned by Cheryl and Patrick McCormack, was built in the 1800s by a Scottish family called the Russells. It sits on a large 90-hectare property near the Burren National Park.

Since the 1990s, it has become somewhat of a mecca for fans of the show. As a result, the road outside can be pretty busy at times.

If you do plan on stopping to take a photograph, please make sure that you do not block the road or the driveway.

Although the owners previously allowed visitors to enter the house if they booked an appointment, these visits were permanently suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Furthermore, the official website was taken down at some point in 2020.

Father Ted's house location

Below, you will find the address and the GPS coordinates for this location.

GPS coordinates

The latitude and longitude coordinates for the house are:

53.010490, -9.030438


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The full address for this location is:

Glanquin Farmhouse
V95 RP0E

The Eircode is V95 RP0E.


The house is a 35-minute drive away from Ennis. Note that the road leading up to it is pretty narrow. Traffic can be a bit tight at times, so make sure that you maintain a safe speed and be wary of oncoming vehicles. You will most likely have to pull in on a number of occasions to let traffic pass.

Details about the general area

The house is situated in a rural part of County Clare, in the west of Ireland. It is relatively close to places such as the Burren National Park and the Giant's Playground. It is a 45 minute drive away from the Cliffs of Moher.


Photos of the house and other related images.

Father Ted's house

Episode 1, Season 1 - Good Luck, Father Ted

Father Ted house

The house and its surrounding land appear in the intro for Father Ted.

Father Dougal and Father Stone

Episode 2, Season 1 - Entertaining Father Stone

Father Dougal and Father Stone.

Dougal stands outside with Father Stone, who is terrible at making conversation and will only respond to questions with one-word answers.

Stone is so painfully boring to be around that Father Ted eventually tells him that he needs to leave the house because it is on fire.

Glanquin Farmhouse in 1995


This image shows what Glanquin Farmhouse looked like back in 1995.

Ted, Dougal, and Jack go on holidays

Episode 1, Season 2 - Hell


In this scene, the three priests pack up their trailer and head off to Kilkelly Caravan Park for their annual holidays. Unfortunately, the trip fails to go to plan. Not only is the weather terrible, but the caravan they're staying in is tiny.

Father Ted "fixes" a dent in a car

Episode 2, Season 2 - Think Fast, Father Ted

Father Ted fixes a dent in a car.

To raise money to fix their leaky roof, the priests decide to raffle off a brand new car.

Unfortunately, Dougal spots a small dent on the bonnet. To make matters even worse, Father Ted's plan to fix the dent with a hammer doesn't exactly work out too well.

"If God has existed forever, what did he do in his spare time before he created the earth and everything?"

Episode 3, Season 2 - Tentacles of Doom

Dougal bishop

Dougal's thought-provoking questions about religion prove to be rather troubling for a visiting bishop. So much so, in fact, that his faith wavers and he decides to become an atheist.

Dougal signs over the house

Episode 7, Season 2 - Rock a Hula Ted

Rock a Hula Ted

The priests are forced to live outside in a tent after Father Dougal signs over the house to a feminist singer called Niamh Connolly.

Sister Assumpta

Episode 8, Season 2 - Cigarettes and Alcohol and Rollerblading

Sister Assumpta

Sister Assumpta helps Ted and Dougal quit their vices by putting them through "Matty Hislop's ten-step program to ridding yourself of your pride."

Unfortunately for the priests, sitting in ice-cold bath water isn't even the first step. According to Sister Assumpta, it's "just a cleanser."

Dougal becomes a milkman

Episode 3, Season 3 - Speed 3

Milk van

Dougal drives his new milk van out of the front gate of the house. Unfortunately, he doesn't realize that former milkman Pat Mustard has planted a bomb on board. If the vehicle's speed drops below 4 miles per hour, the bomb will detonate.

Kicking Bishop Brennan up the arse

Episode 6, Season 3 - Kicking Bishop Brennan Up the Arse

Kicking Bishop Brennan up the Arse

When Father Ted is caught cheating during an OAP football match, Father Dick Byrne dares him to kick Bishop Brennan "up the arse."

Ted eventually carries out the dare, and Dougal takes a photograph as evidence.

Afterwards, he manages to convince a shocked Bishop Brennan that it never happened. However, as Brennan turns around to wave goodbye, he sees a massive 10x10 version of the photograph that Ted had drunkenly asked Dougal to print.

Eoin McLove visits Father Ted's house

Episode 7, Season 3 - Night of the Nearly Dead

Eoin McLove visits

The elderly women of Craggy Island descend upon Father Ted's house after they discover that pop superstar Eoin McLove is visiting.

"Night, Dougal."

Episode 8, Season 3 - Going to America

Father Ted's house at night.

This shot of the house is from the very last scene of the show. Dermot Morgan, who portrayed Ted, died one day after filming was completed.



Image source: Google Maps

Be aware that the road outside the house is very narrow and that there isn't much room to park.

Cheryl McCormack

Cheryl McCormack

The house is owned by Cheryl and Patrick McCormack. Clare was originally born in New York. In 2011, she started to take groups of people into the house by appointment. Unfortunately, these appointments were permanently suspended due to the pandemic.



This image of the house is from 2013.

Google Street View

Google Street View

Image source: Google Maps

The Google Street View image above was captured in August of 2019.


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