Remembering Father Jack this St Paddy’s Day

You can wear green all you want, have a pint of Guinness, maybe some Irish Stew or Corned Beef and Cabbage or even go to a parade, but no St. Patrick’s Day salute would be complete without a trip to Craggy Island and a look back at one of the Irish comedy greats, Father Ted. […]

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Happy St Patrick’s Day, Frank McCourt

Regular readers of Tellyspotting may recognize this post from several years ago. It’s worth repeating so bear with me today as St. Patrick’s Day just isn’t the same without Frank. Several years ago, we had an incredible opportunity to spend several of weeks ‘working’ in Dublin with Frank McCourt, Pulitzer Prize winning author of Angela’s […]

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Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with the Moones

What better way to dive head first into St. Patrick’s Day than to take a quick look at some brilliant Irish sitcoms. Following in the footsteps of Graham Linehan’s Father Ted in the mid-90’s and the more recent Mrs. Brown’s Boys from Brendan O’Carroll, comes the drop-dead funny, Moone Boy from Chris O’Dowd and Nick […]

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A St Patrick's Day salute to Dave Allen

While Dave Allen was, at the height of his career, one of Britain’s most controversial comedians, he also still remains one of the funniest in my book. The Dublin born comedian regularly provoked the conservative wrath for his frequent pointing out of political hypocrisy and his disregard for religious authority. For the majority of his […]

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Another St. Patrick's Day w/out Frank McCourt

We can’t leave St. Patrick’s Day weekend without a bit of Irish remembrance from awhile back. Several years ago, we had an incredible opportunity to spend a couple of weeks in Dublin with Frank McCourt, Pulitzer Prize winning author of Angela’s Ashes, Teacher Man and ‘Tis. Frank hosted the PBS special, Historic Pubs of Dublin, […]

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A Craggy Island St Paddy's Day

Wouldn’t be St. Patrick’s Day without a trip to Ireland’s favorite destination – Craggy Island With the realization that many across the globe have been celebrating St. Patrick’s Day since early Friday afternoon, what better way to cap off the festivities than a trip to Craggy Island to spend some quality time with Father Ted […]

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St. Paddy's Day from Craggy Island

With the realization that many across the globe have been celebrating St. Patrick’s Day since Saturday, what better way to cap off the festivities than a trip to Craggy Island to spend some quality time with Father Ted Crilly, Father Dougal McGuire, Mrs. Doyle and Father Jack Hackett and his daily simple pleasures routine of […]

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Craggy Island anyone?

You can wear green all you want, have a pint of Guinness, maybe some Irish Stew or go to a parade, but no St. Patrick’s Day salute would be complete without a trip to Craggy Island and a look back at one of the Irish comedy greats, Father Ted. Ok, I know it was done […]

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Frank, we'll miss you this St. Patrick's Day

Several years ago, we had an incredible opportunity to spend a couple of weeks in Dublin with Frank McCourt, Pulitzer Prize winning author of Angela’s Ashes, Teacher Man and ‘Tis. Frank hosted the PBS special, Historic Pubs of Dublin, broadcast in March 2008. As host, Frank took viewers on a tour of Dublin telling it’s […]

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