Waterford Rose Kirsten Mate Maher on stage singing Nina Simone's 'Feeling Good'. Photo: Domnick Walsh

The Lovely Girls Competition

Ok, so this post is really about the Rose of Tralee, but we all love a bit of Father Ted – don’t we? When Father Ted first aired, Ireland was a different place, and I do wonder if shining the light of satire onto some of the more entrenched parts of our culture actually helped to move us along a …