An English priest is transferred to a small Irish village.
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Deirdre Donnelly ...
 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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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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Referenced in The Vicar of Dibley: Ballykissdibley (1997) See more »

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I love this show!!
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This is one of the best shows that I watch. It is part of my Thursday night line up. My mother loves it too. We watch it regularly. It has all the makings of a soap opera but a much better story line!! You could actually believe that it is something that would happen to anyone. If you haven't seen it before, watch it!!


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