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In the first episode, "Trying to Connect You," before Father Clifford has a chance to arrive in the town of Ballykissangel, the bus he is riding is almost smashed to bits by a huge wooden box. He soon finds out that this box contains a welcome gift from Brian Quigley, Ballykissangel's occasionally misguided preeminent businessman. The second episode, "The Things We Do for Love," finds a blast from Father Clifford's past arriving in town. Quigley's daughter, Niamh, is set to wed Ambrose, the earnest village guard, in "Live in My Heart and Pay No Rent." "Fallen Angel" finds a pirate radio station, Angel FM, and its DJ broadcasting hip tunes, wisecracks, and local gossip in an atrocious American accent over the town. When the DJ reveals that it's Father Clifford's birthday, Assumpta thinks up a gift that will surely get things rolling. "The Power and the Glory" is a bit tense for many of the characters. Quigley decides to run in the local election against the aspiring crematorium-builder, Sean Dooley, but an old flame of Assumpta's--a journalist--starts digging around and causing all sorts of trouble. In the sixth and last episode of the season, "Missing You Already," Father Clifford finds out he is about to be sent back to England. Meanwhile, Assumpta is busy coping with the impending competition of Quigley's Bar and Grill, which is moving in for the local festival and possibly longer. And finally, the happy couple of Niamh and Ambrose are getting married. This could be the end for the English priest in the small Irish town. --Amanda Powter
Sometimes things are not as a person remembers. Ballykissangel was a show I enjoyed years ago when first seen on PBS. This is not as good as I remembered. Read morePublished 5 hours ago by Ann E. Powers
I love Ballykissangel, please bring it back to me!
And to all the good people who never had the pleasure.
Loved the first season of this series. I love the dynamics between the characters and the funny storylines. Read morePublished 1 month ago by EJ Reads
We love it. It's been around awhile, but we never got around to watching it. So glad we have had another chance.Published 1 month ago by Donna
Great entertainment! Unfortunately Amazon made it unavailable when we were in the middle of season 3. Bummer.Published 1 month ago by John Rainey
I remember first watching this series on PBS in the 1990s, when it was new and slightly subversive. It used the steamy, somewhat lurid conventions of soap operas to convey a... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kevin L. Nenstiel
Ballykissangel, mirrors many sides of ourselves--we are all at times: paralyzed by an impossible idea of ourselves (Peter), drawn to what we think we reject (Assumpta), insecure... Read morePublished 1 month ago by nothingintow