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Ballykissangel 

An English priest is transferred to a small Irish village.
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Series cast summary:
Frankie McCafferty ...  Donal Docherty 58 episodes, 1996-2001
Joe Savino ...  Liam Coghlan 58 episodes, 1996-2001
Deirdre Donnelly Deirdre Donnelly ...  Siobhan Mehigan 56 episodes, 1996-2001
Gary Whelan ...  Brendan Kearney 55 episodes, 1996-2001
Áine Ní Mhuirí Áine Ní Mhuirí ...  Kathleen Hendley 53 episodes, 1996-2001
Niall Toibin ...  Father MacAnally 52 episodes, 1996-2001
Tina Kellegher ...  Niamh Egan / ... 49 episodes, 1996-2001
Tony Doyle ...  Brian Quigley 46 episodes, 1996-1999
Peter Hanly ...  Ambrose Egan 38 episodes, 1996-1999
Bosco Hogan ...  Dr. Michael Ryan 38 episodes, 1996-2001
Birdy Sweeney Birdy Sweeney ...  Eamon Byrne 34 episodes, 1996-1999
Peter Caffrey Peter Caffrey ...  Padraig O'Kelly 33 episodes, 1996-1998
Lorcan Cranitch ...  Sean Dillon 24 episodes, 1998-1999
Don Wycherley Don Wycherley ...  Father Aidan O'Connell 24 episodes, 1998-1999
Victoria Smurfit ...  Orla O'Connell 24 episodes, 1998-1999
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Peter Clifford, a young Catholic priest from Manchester, is transferred to the village of Ballykissangel, Ireland, and is taken by the dry-humored publican Assumpta Fitzgerald who has almost the exact opposite of his good nature and dislikes the organized church. He has to deal with occasional battles against his hateful superior, Father MacAnally, and the day-to-day problems of the people: Brian Quigley, whose constant search for money often leads him to immorality, his daughter Niamh and her lover straight-arrow garda Ambrose Egan, uptight and inquisitive shopkeeper Kathleen Hendley, gruff vet Siobhan Mehigan, cheery mechanic Padraig O'Kelly, comical schoolteacher Brendan Kearney, and elderly farmer Eamon Byrne. Later arrivals to the town include former monk Father Aidan O'Connell, pariah Sean Dillon and his daughter Emma, Eamon's nephew Danny, female Garda Frankie Sullivan, Australian Father Vincent Sheahan, and horse-trainer Avril Burke. Written by brainybrailler@comcast.net

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 February 1996 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Ballykissangelin pappi See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Although the Comic Relief crossover episode "Ballykissdibley" has never been officially re-broadcast as part of The Vicar of Dibley, or Ballykissangel, series canons, it is possible to find this charity episode online on certain video streaming websites. See more »

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Featured in James Ellis: An Actor's Life (2007) See more »

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A great program! It's absolutely smashing!
25 June 1999 | by Nocturne-3See all my reviews

If you've ever the chance to watch this program, do give it a chance. It's brilliant and even though some characters have left it is still just as great! The new characters are very exciting and as always it is very well written. I answer to those who watch on PBS in the states, I've heard they are starting to play new episodes now.


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