When Father Peter Clifford – a young, inexperienced English priest – arrives from Manchester, he knows he will be facing some opposition: after all, what is he doing in Ireland, of all places?
Father Clifford soon finds out that the rural town of BALLYKISSANGEL poses more challenges than he had imagined: gossip-mongers prying in the personal lives of the townsfolk, the local business community’s questionable schemes, derailed weddings, a hotly contested byelection, and that’s before he learns how to drive with his landlady, Assumpta Fitzgerald.
Filmed on location in Wicklow, Ireland, lead writer Prendiville based the series on the town Ballykissane – which translates to “town of the fallen angel” – a tiny Irish village where his family would take holidays when he was a child. See the gorgeous locations, and this inimitable cast of characters, for yourself.
BALLYKISSANGEL was created by Kieran Prendiville (The Bill), and stars Stephen Tompkinson (DCI Banks), Niall Toibin (Stay Lucky), Dervla Kirwan (Goodnight Sweetheart), Tina Kellegher (Baldi), Deirdre Donnelly (The Frankenstein Chronicles) and Peter Hanly (Roy).