An English priest is transferred to a small Irish village.
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 Siobhan Mehigan 56 episodes, 1996-2001
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 Kathleen Hendley 53 episodes, 1996-2001
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 Dr. Michael Ryan 38 episodes, 1996-2001
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 Padraig O'Kelly 33 episodes, 1996-1998
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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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Tony Doyle, who starred as Brian Quigley in the first five seasons, was the father of Susannah Doyle, who appeared as Avril Burke in the sixth. See more »

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Series ruined
16 January 2018 | by See all my reviews

The first three seasons were great but then season four went from s great British series to a femanazi, feminist packed female focused soap opera with assinine writing and inane story lines. Shut it off. Had enough of the nasty female characters acting like raving bitches.


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