Clare tour company to feature on TG4

Clare tour company to feature on TG4


Photo: © Pat Flynn 2018

A Kilfenora company that provides tours of Fr Ted locations in Clare will feature in the first programme in a new series to air on TG4 this Sunday.

Fr Ted, written by Grahan Linehan and Arthur Mathews, was mostly filmed in Co Clare, and ran for three series.

The ‘Ted Tours‘ are interactive, with guests dressing up and re-enacting moments from the series at the many locations visited.

The film crew visited for the last tour of the 2017 series, last October, and took part in the tour itself.

The Ted Tours presenters are themselves experienced in the world of tourism, and once they had experienced the tour, they gave feedback on what they liked and didn’t like about the experience, and what could be added or improved.

The new series is called Beidh Me Ar Ais (I’ll Be Back) and will begin this Sunday, 18 February, at 8.30pm

Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.