A visit to Father Ted’s House is up there as one of the best things to do in Clare.
If you were a fan of the show, a visit to the Parochial House will bring back a clatter of nostalgia.
If you’ve never seen the show before, you’ve a heap of laughs en route, so get watching back on the series before you visit.
Now, although finding Father Ted’s House should be grand and handy, it isn’t – for some weird reason, the location ‘Father Ted’s Parochial House’ no longer shows up on Google Maps.
How to find Father Ted’s House in County Clare
The building in question once played home to one of the greatest shows ever to be set in Ireland; Father Ted.
If you’re in search of the house that holds a special place in the hearts of millions the world over, here’s a handy little guide to ensure that you don’t get lost on the way.
Getting to Father Ted’s House (aka Glanquin Farmhouse)
If you’re thinking to yourself, ‘Hold on a minute, the house from the show was on an island… what’s all this talk about a farmhouse?!’
Devastatingly – Craggy Island is, in fact, a fictional place – heartbreaking, I know!
The Parochial House from the series is officially known as Glanquin Farmhouse and can be found in Lackareagh, County Clare.
The location on a map
Depending on where you leaving from, finding Father Ted’s House can be pretty tricky, and I’m speaking as a man who traipsed up and down many a country lane in the rain trying to find it.
To find it on Google Maps, just whack in these coordinates and it’ll bring you straight there: 53°00’35.1″N 9°01’48.2″W.
Things NOT to do at Father Ted’s House
If you’re reading this, note that the house itself is on private property, so you shouldn’t attempt to vault the wall and go knocking on the door.
Unless you’re booked in for afternoon tea, that is (more on this in a minute). You also need to be respectful about where you park.
The Craggy Island House is located along a very narrow road, so be careful about where you pull in – don’t block the entrance to the house and don’t just lump your car in the middle of the road.
If you fancy a gander around inside you can book afternoon tea at Fr. Teds which includes scones, brown bread, desserts and homemade jams, all washed down with some organic tea and/or coffee.
As you relax and chomp away, you’ll be taken through the story of the Fr. Ted experience, the history of the house and given recommendations on other great things to do in County Clare.
Father Ted Tours
Or, you can head off on the highly recommended Father Ted Tour. For those of you that choose to do this, you’ll get to visit the house, and you’ll also drop by (depending on the tour you take) some of the filming locations for the show, like:
- Where a Song for Europe was shot
- The Chinese Pub from ‘Are you Right There, Father Ted?’’
- Mrs O’Reilly’s House and the Roundabout
- The Holy Stone of Clonrichert and the Cliffs of Moher
- The Campsite from Hell
Things to do near Glanquin Farmhouse
There’s also Poulnabrone Dolmen (20-minute drive), the Burren Perfumery (17-minute drive) and the Ailwee Cave (29-minute drive).
Frequently Asked Questions
We’ve received a shed-load of questions from people asking where is father teds house over the years.
Below, you’ll find some of the most FAQ. If you have a question that we haven’t covered, feel free to ask it below.
What is the exact location of the house on a map?
The exact coordinates of Fr. Ted’s house are 53°00’35.1″N 9°01’48.2″W.
Can you go inside the house?
The only way to get inside the house from the show is to book into one of the tours outlined in this guide.
What is there to do near the house?
- Visit the Cliffs of Moher
- Step back in time at Poulnabrone Dolmen
- Hide from the rain at the Burren Perfumery
- Head for a wander around the Ailwee Cave
Looking for more places to visit in this mighty county? Nip into our guide to 23 of the best things to do in Clare.