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An Irish Pub In Edinburgh Has Paid A Major Tribute To 'Father Ted'

By Shirleydonlon

January 30, 2018 at 12:19pm


For as long as we can remember, Father Ted has been arguably one of the best shows in the history of Irish television.

That's why when we saw that Malones Pub Edinburgh had dedicated a whole section of the pub to Ted, Dougal, Jack and the rest of the gang, we couldn't help but think this is the best thing to ever grace the wall of a pub. 


Image: Facebook/ Malones Edinburgh

The new bar opened last Saturday January 27 unveiling a whopper 28-meter-long mural dedicated to Father Ted.

The mural was created by artist Chris Rutterford, who incorporated some of the show's most iconic scenes onto the wall.


Image: Facebook/ Malones Edinburgh

Speaking to The Scotsman, Rutterford said: "When we decided to go with the Father Ted theme for the staircase I really felt we were on holy ground – it's one of the funniest shows there's ever been. I love it."


Image: Facebook/ Chris Rutterford Artist

"I’ve produced lots of murals over the past few years but this felt a wee bit intimidating – it's such a classic."

He added: "There was no shortage of iconic moments and characters to include."

"I spent a full night ploughing through the shows looking for the thread of the story. The final piece is a bit like a graphic novel – an invitation to visit Craggy Island from the comfort of the new Malones." 


Image: Matt Marcus

At the moment the mural is 12 metres on one side of the stairs, and 10 metres long on the other side, but this will be 16 metres once completed, according to The Scotsman.

We'll definitely be taking a wander into this pub to see the mural for ourselves next time we make a trip over to Edinburgh.

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