Characters of Father Ted

The four main characters of Father Ted. Middle rear: Father Ted Crilly (Dermot Morgan), left: Father Dougal McGuire (Ardal O'Hanlon), front: Father Jack Hackett (Frank Kelly), right: Mrs. Doyle (Pauline McLynn).

Father Ted was a cult comedy produced by Hat Trick Productions for Channel 4, running for three series and a special from 21 April 1995 until 1 May 1998.

The main characters comprised Father Ted Crilly (Dermot Morgan) and his fellow priests Father Dougal McGuire (Ardal O'Hanlon) and Father Jack Hackett (Frank Kelly), all exiled on Craggy Island living together with the fourth main character, housekeeper Mrs. Doyle (Pauline McLynn). All four actors appeared from the first to the last episodes, from "Good Luck, Father Ted" to "Going to America". The character of Mrs Doyle appeared only very briefly in "Flight into Terror" but because she didn't want to be left out, Pauline McLynn was cast as one of two troublesome nuns on the aircraft.


Main characters

Supporting characters

Minor characters

Other Priests

Unseen Priests



Inhabitants of Craggy Island

Inhabitants of the Mainland



Pets And Other Animals

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