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WATCH: Father Damo Has Been Resurrected In This Brilliant New Music Video

By James Fenton

March 29, 2017 at 11:22am


For a character who appeared in one 25-minute episode to become one of Ireland's most iconic comic creations is quite a feat.

But therein lies the charm of roguish Father Damo Lennon who was played so brilliantly by Joe Rooney in the 1996 Father Ted episode 'Old Grey Whistle Theft'. 

The character was at the centre of the hilarious Whistlegate scandal which engulfed Craggy Island after the disappearance of, you've guessed it, a whistle. 

Damo's bratty demeanour appealed to Father Ted viewers of all ages and people haven't forgotten his rib-tickling one-liners which appear to be repeated on a daily basis even in 2017:

Now Rooney has returned as Lennon 21 years on in this music video for Longford band Brave Giant's new video 'The Time I Met The Devil’

We're met by a familiar looking head recovering from a heavy session before he dons a priest's collar and it all comes together.

Take a look. And remember... It's only a bleedin' whistle.

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