Due to the recent 'slave auction', Assumpta belongs to Father Macanally, Father Clifford belongs to Assumpta, Brendan belongs to Siobhan and Brian Quigley belongs to Donal. To complicate things further, Assumpta and Father Clifford must play lovers in an upcoming stage production.
While Enda Sullivan searches for gold in the Angel river that runs through BallyK, the community protests the recent decision from the board to remove one of the town's most beloved school teachers, Brendan.
While Brian Quigley embarks on making a tourism video for Ballykissangel, Father Clifford starts a new folk mass trying to bring more people into the church. Meanwhile, Enda takes Assumpta out on a date and Ambrose must deal with Niamh's strange food cravings.
After discovering an abandoned baby on his doorstep, Peter decides that the young adults of Ballykissangel need an education in relationships. Meanwhile, bad things happen in threes with Ambrose and Niamh when a series of accidents threatens to turn their lives around.
Brian gets a new attractive, flirtatious housekeeper, much to the annoyance of Niamh. Feeling low and unwanted, Niamh is no help to Assumpta who is short staffed behind the bar. But things begin to look up as Niamh shows she is the only one who knows how to control Brendan's new pack of 9 year old delinquents.
It's time for the Ballykissangel festival and this year there will be many new additions, one of which will be a beauty contest organized by Brian Quigley. Niamh is also planning a dance routine for the kids, but one young delinquent is harder to manage than she thought. Also love is in the air, or is it?
After a fire destroys Kathleen's house, the villagers pull together to rebuild and refurbish her house. Unfortunately with limited funding, they're stuck for ways to boost the money, perhaps a day at the racetracks and a turn of the cards will give them what they need.