One of Channel 4’s most popular programmes of all time was Father Ted. But if it was broadcast today people would not be able to watch it from Ireland.

To watch Channel 4 from Ireland you need to find a way to appear to the computer servers that you are in England. It sounds difficult and technical but there are a few ways to achieve this with varying degrees of fuss.

You would have had to spent your life on Craggy Island to not heard of a VPN these days. It is a piece of downloadable software that will redirect your IP address to your required location - in this case to the UK so you could enjoy Channel 4.

Heavy on privacy, VPNs are also heavy on your resources. Don’t try to nimbly access other sites while your connection is controlled by a VPN. It just won’t happen unless you have paid top dollar for the very best.

Some people favour proxy servers which act as a VPN-lite, in the sense your internet will not be throttled. Throw away any thoughts of privacy, however, as a proxy server takes control of your internet history.

What if there was a way to watch Channel 4 from Ireland without resource hogging and privacy issues?

Well thanks to a Google Chrome extension there is such an option. And here at Beebs we have designed and built such an extension. Simple, sleek and available in a couple of clicks, soon you will be watching Channel 4 from Ireland with a lovely cup of Mrs Doyle’s tea, perhaps!

Follow these simple steps to watch Channel 4 from Ireland.

    1. Download Chrome Browser, if you're not already using it.

    2. Install Beebs, this nifty tool redirects all your BBC requests.

    3. Channel 4 will reload and begin to work, and you can watch from the Republic of Ireland.