Friday 27th June will mark World Social Media Day in Cork with all things social media and all things Father Ted! Social media enthusiasts from city and county will gather at Sunday's Well Boating and Tennis Club to celebrate Social Media. Last year the group held a digital scavenger hunt across Cork city. It was the only social media day event from Europe to feature on the enormously popular site Mashable! The event was mentioned in 30 different countries and trended on Twitter for 3 days in Ireland!
This year the organisers have chosen to pay homage to the much-loved unsung hero that is Fr. Ted and they promise to make the event 'feckin' great'!!!
Bringing a Ted twist, the night will feature:
â€˜Funlandâ€™, with freak pointing, spider baby, and spinning cats!
The 'Alternative' Lovely Girls competition.
Social Media Bingo
A Real Live Bishop
Mrs. Doyle's Tea Reception
Barbeque dinner for guests
A trip to Las Vegas (How did that get in there!)
The Holy Stone of Clonrichert will be making an appearance Leeside which is definitely a first and Bishop Brennan has very generously donated his arse to be kicked on the night.
Margaret Smith, one of the organisers of the event said, â€œWe also have a great band lined up so start rehearsing your own song for Europe and of course â€˜My Lovely Horseâ€™ will get an airing.â€
The Alternative Lovely Girls competition will be the highlight of the evening and will feature the current Miss Cork. It will be open to both men and women as the organisers are equal opportunities lovely bottom appreciators!
While itâ€™s not essential to come in costume they would be thrilled if you did.
All the attractions will be â€œenhancedâ€ with a Social Media aspect so even if you donâ€™t make the actual event you can see whatâ€™s going on and take part wherever you are in the world (even on your couch in Kinsale!)
It sounds like it's going to be a fun, fun night!
TICKETS FOR THE EVENT ARE ON SALE NOW: