13 Important Life Lessons We All Learned From Father Jack

Is it too late now to say 'sorry'?


Like pretty much everyone in Ireland, we were gutted today to hear of the passing of Frank Kelly.

Not only was he one of Ireland's finest actors, comics and all-round personalities – but he was also the man who brought the unforgettable Father Jack Hackett to life during the 1990s.

But let it never be said that his creation leaves behind no legacy – here are 13 important life lessons that we'll always have to thank him for.

1. Work out what motivates you, and use it to your advantage


2. Be ready to fight for what’s rightfully yours

3. And don’t waste your energy on negative environments


4. But it’s important to know when you’re wrong


5. Get to know your body – it’s the greatest instrument you’ll ever own


6. Stay hydrated

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7. Get plenty of sleep


8. And make sure you spend plenty of time outdoors…

9. … exploring different aspects of your personality


10. Get plenty of exercise 

11. And don't neglect your creative side


12. Always remember that there are people out there who will do absolutely anything for you


13. And most of all, when you find the thing in life that makes you truly happy, hold on to it – and never let go


Written By

Aidan Coughlan