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Ballykissangel - It's Real!

Ballykissangel Photo, Dublin, Ireland

Fans of the long-running BBC series, Ballykissangel, might be surprised to learn that Bally K is real. The series, revolving around Father Peter Clifford, a young English priest who transferred to a small Irish parish, was filmed in the County Wicklow village of Avoca.

Many of the sights are within yards of each other - Fitzgerald's Pub, Hendly's Store, the chuch, the stone bridge - all immediately recognizable to fans of the show. And these aren't part of a stage set. These are real businesses, real shops with their real names.

The greatest mystery to me, though . . . how did they manage to get all those sunny days for filming?

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