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West of Ireland - Ennistymon, the Cascades and Location of the Father Ted TV Series

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Ennistymon, the Cascades and Location of the Father Ted TV Series

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(65 reviews)
Northwest Clare, West of Ireland, Ireland
45 mins
Tip-Supported

About the tour

Ennistymon is a pretty market town near the Cliffs of Moher on the west coast of Ireland. Famous for its colored shop fronts, the waterfall in the middle of the town, and as one of the main locations for the Father Ted TV series. Ennistymon has a long history, with many of its buildings dating to the 1700s, though it was probably first established by a branch of the O'Brien family when they built a castle there in 1564. This tour is a ramble through the pretty little town and along the Cullenagh River and the famous cascades, or waterfalls. We will also stop at some of the locations from the Father Ted comedy series. We will chat about the history of the town, the lives of the people living here, both past and present, and see many of the historic buildings and scenic spots. If your ancestors came from County Clare, keep an eye out for their name over one of the many shops and former pubs in this town!


Meet Janet West of Ireland

Janet West of Ireland

Janet has worked as a tour guide in the Burren region in the west of Ireland since April 2002, spending every Summer guiding people around this amazing protected landscape. In 2008 she started offering tours of the locations from Father Ted, a popular British TV series, set on Craggy Island, a fictional island off the west coast of Ireland. The series was almost entirely filmed in the Burren. Janet also offers guided bike tours, and is very knowledgeable about the history, geology, archaeology and folklore in the Burren and Cliffs of Moher region, now designated as a UNESCO Geopark. She is a long standing member of the Burren Ecotourism Network, recently awarded best community tourism project by Lonely Planet's Best In Travel Awards 2021.


What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to West of Ireland with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from West of Ireland. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

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Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

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Reviews from travellers

Cynthia (Baltimore, Maryland, USA) W.

10 April 2021

Great tour. I loved seeing the area and learning about the area and the history.

Judith F.

06 April 2021

Great tour around the haunts of Father Ted and hearing the stories about the cast and crew and their many visits to the local pubs. Janet is a funny and friendly guide and her tours are great fun.

Gail B.

05 April 2021

Lovely tour of a beautiful area with an emphasis on Father Ted. If you have always wanted to view the mainland, now is your chance, sign up now... you will, you will, you will.....

Paul S.

05 April 2021

This was my first tour with Janet and boy am I glad I joined this tour. Funny, entertaing, full of facts about Father Ted and much more. As an added bonus we got to meet some donkeys. I will look out for other tours from Janet. Thanks Janet. Paul

Lesley O.

05 April 2021

really excellent tour peppered with lots of information and interesting facts. thank you Janet.


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