Father Ted Crilly
Parish Priest. Played by: Dermot Morgan
Father Crilly was first sent to Craggy Island following a minor scandal and "financial irregularities" that saw him holidaying in Las Vegas whilst a little boy didn't visit Lourdes ("the money was just resting in my account"). Ted still dreams of a parish in America, television stardom and all the luxury trappings that would go with it...
Father Dougal McGuire
Curate. Played by: Ardal O'Hanlon
Banished to Craggy Island following the notorious 'Blackrock' incident in which the lives of many nuns were irreparably damaged, Dougal is the cause of most of Ted's embarrassment and misfortune. With no grasp of the religion he professes to practice, a belief that Bishops love sci-fi and fumigate houses, and an inability to understand most of real life (Dougal has charts listing the difference between dreams and reality, and various things that do not exist), Dougal continually infuriates Ted. Nevertheless, he is Ted's best friend and immortal sidekick - even if he shouldn't be allowed to do funerals.
Father Jack Hackett
Played by: Frank Kelly
Jack was sent to the island following a particular wedding in Athlone, and other assorted incidents that are best not mentioned.
Housekeeper. Played by: Pauline McLynn
The priest's housekeeper, Mrs Doyle is a woman with a tea obsession, who manages to get cocaine and raisins confused, and can change the mood of a conversation instantly. No one knows what happened to her husband (she only mentions him once) but her existence now seems primarily tea-and-cake based. Also noted is her talent for falling off the window sill when cleaning.