PICS: This new Irish bar has an incredible 28-metre mural tribute to Father Ted 2 years ago

PICS: This new Irish bar has an incredible 28-metre mural tribute to Father Ted

Painting the town Ted.

A new Irish bar opened in Edinburgh on Saturday 27 January, and with the opening they unveiled this incredible 28-meter long mural tribute to Father Ted.

Painted by artist Chris Rutterford, the mural depicts some of the most famous scenes from the classic 90s TV comedy, including Ted and his co-priests getting lost in Ireland’s lingerie section, the infamous kicking of Bishop Brennan in the arse, and their Eurovision entry 'My Lovely Horse'.

Rutterford said: "When we decided to go with the Father Ted theme for the staircase I really felt we were on holy ground – it’s one of the funniest shows there's ever been. I love it."

"I've produced lots of murals over the past few years but this felt a wee bit intimidating – it's such a classic. There was no shortage of iconic moments and characters to include. I spent a full night ploughing through the shows looking for the thread of the story. The final piece is a bit like a graphic novel – an invitation to visit Craggy Island from the comfort of the new Malones.”

Malones Irish Bars also have branches in Glasgow and Aberdeen, and their newly re-opened Edinburgh bar is the result of a £1 million investment.

All pictures by Matt Marcus.