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Tommy Tiernan and Ardal O’Hanlon take a look at Ireland’s love of swearing in Holy F***

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Holy F**k

Tonight 9.30pm, RTE Two

You wouldn’t be wrong in thinking that the Irish have a wonderfully colourful way with the art of swearing. Perhaps it’s that combination of piety and profanity, religiosity and roguery that produces a heady cocktail of the crude ‘Anglo-Saxonism’ as it was once known, and the pious ejaculation. Ardal O’Hanlon, who had an earful of Fr Jack’s “fecks” throughout his career as Fr Dougal in Father Ted, steers a course through the turbulent sea of blasphemy with the help of Tommy Tiernan, Bob Geldof, Hazel Chu, Lisa McInerney and GAA referee Pat McEnaney. EK