The house, known as Glanquin House, is situated in a beautiful valley with Slieve na Glasha to the north and Mullagh Mor and its National Park to the south. This is a period house in the Georgian style built by the Russells, Scottish landowners, in the 19th century, and has been in the McCormack family for the past 30 years.
It became the location for the very popular ‘Fr. Ted’ television series through a chance conversation in a pub in Kilfenora in 1993. Joe Mardis, the location manager for the series, has family connections in the area. While having a drink with friends from the locality they came up with the idea of setting the series in North Clare. He looked at a number of older houses, took photos and brought them back to the writers. They chose Glanquin House, and the rest is history.
Glanquin Farmhouse is part of an organic farm and the home of the McCormack family. It is also known as the location for the Fr.Ted series. Due to popular demand Cheryl and Patrick McCormack and family offer afternoon tea by appointment only. They provide a welcoming informal and relaxed atmosphere in their family home,you also get to experience some of the iconic father ted moments and create your own father ted memories.
Tea at Fr. Teds includes home baking using organic ingredients,home made jams made from some of our own fruit, tea and coffee are served in a welcoming homely atmosphere. We provide a gluten free option and the house is wheel chair accessible. We recount our Fr. Ted experiences and can tell you about the colourful history of the house and recommend other places to visit and things to do in the locality.
€10 per adult
€8 per child
Guided walk through the burren landscape (appropriate hiking gear needed covers rough terrain)
Upon request, we also provide guided walks through the local landscape which includes a stone fort, cairns, fullacht fiadhs, a holy well and ancient church site as well as additional sites of archaeological interest. The combination of a guided walk through this rich, dramatic landscape followed by tea and home baking in the warmth of a family home with a colourful history makes this a rare experience.
€25 per person, mininum four people.
All visits are by pre-booking only,we can accommodate groups of up to 20 people.
Please respect our wishes by contacting us on the following: Cheryl McCormack +353 87 4048475, between 6 and 8pm Monday to Friday.
Due to popular demand and limited space in our family home Cheryl is only able to respond on a first come, first served basis, so do book early to avoid disappointment.