Father Dougal, Father Ted and Father Jack. Ardal O'Hanlon, Dermot Morgan and Frank Kelly.

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An Post has unveiled a set stamps marking 25 years of legendary sit-com, Father Ted.

The stamps and special editions celebrating the characters and their famous lines are available online at www.anpost.com/FrTed and in main post offices nationwide.

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There are four National rate (€1) stamps that cover postage in Ireland (including Craggy Island) and a single W rate stamp (€1.70) that covers postage worldwide. The stamps,  a special souvenir envelope and other collectables including a special booklet with five stamps (€5.70) is also available.

The stamps were designed with great flair and loving care by Detail Design Studio in Dublin.    

Father Ted, a telly comedy starring four unlikely housemates, trapped on Craggy Island off the west coast of Ireland exploded onto our TV screens in 1995.

The series gathered a loyal following during its original run of three seasons, but has rarely, if ever been off air in the 25 years since. 

Father Ted ran from 1995 to 1998, including a Christmas special. A total of 25 episodes were produced.

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Previous commemorations of Father Ted include the erection of a plaque to lead actor Dermot Morgan in the Dublin suburb of Mount Merrion where he grew up.

Having one’s work featured on a stamp is one of highest honours the Irish State can pay to any individual or group. 

This stamp issue is such a fitting tribute to the writers, actors and all the crew who worked on Fr Ted and to Dermot Morgan, Frank Kelly and others  from the Fr Ted team who are no longer with us. 

The star of EastEnders, Shameless and Angela’s Ashes who will be forever best known for tea-foisting role as Mrs Doyle in Father Ted, Pauline McLynn told Colm & Lucy all about the release.

Pauline was recently in BBC’s series Pilgrimage: The Road to Istanbul with six other household names on an epic 1000km trek.