Life is hard for Father Ted. Banished to windswept Craggy Island (for reasons which never quite become clear, but might have something to do with missing Church funds), he is forced to share a house with three of the most difficult people in Ireland. Father Jack has not been sober since 1936.
His vocabulary consists of three words, only two of them printable. Father Dougal is young, innocent and almost inconceivably stupid. He once conducted a christening and the subsequent explosion destroyed the church. Mrs Doyle, the housekeeper, has one sole purpose in life - to supply the priests with cups of tea, usually against their will.
The island is populated by many eccentrics and its only place of interest is The Holy Stone of Clonrichert, which is basically a small rock on a pedestal.