Careful now: 10 top Father Dougal McGuire moments from Father Ted
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Careful now: 10 top Father Dougal McGuire moments from Father Ted

EVER since he first appeared as Father Ted’s loveable sidekick in 1995, Ardal O’Hanlon’s childlike character Father Dougal McGuire has never quite left our hearts.

From his goldfish memory to that moment on a milk float, Dougal’s half-witted antics have become a mainstay of the popular imagination both in Ireland and abroad – even spawning numerous online memes.

So, in honour of Craggy Island’s favourite son, here are ten of Father Dougal McGuire’s greatest moments:

10. When Dougal became a weatherman

“God it’s lovely out”…

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9. When Dougal went on his first plane

“Hey! We’re on a plane”…

8. When Dougal got overexcited by Craggy Island’s latest ‘attraction’

“It’s a Spiderbaby, Ted”…

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7. When Dougal gave a bishop a heart attack

“Let’s all have a big lad’s night in”…

6. When Dougal forgot he was a priest

“Do you believe in the afterlife?”…

5. When Dougal couldn’t understand why things look smaller at a distance

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“These are small, but the ones out there are far away”…

4. When Dougal swore at Father Ted

“You big gobshite”…

3. When Dougal aggravated Bishop Brennan

“How’s the son?”…

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2. When Dougal became a rebel without a cause

“Oh God, what does he want now”…

1. When Dougal became a milkman

“I don’t want to be a milkman anymore!”…

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