Ballykissangel (1996–2001)

Brendan's Crossing 

Brendan applies for the position of headmaster, but his chances at securing the post are looking bleak considering his competition and the interview panel.


Paul Duane


Kieran Prendiville (creator), Declan Croghan


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Tony Doyle ... Brian Quigley
Niall Toibin ... Father MacAnally
Lorcan Cranitch ... Sean Dillon
Gary Whelan ... Brendan Kearney
Colin Farrell ... Danny Byrne (as Colin Farrel)
Victoria Smurfit ... Orla O'Connell
Frankie McCafferty ... Donal Docherty
Joe Savino ... Liam Coghlan
Owen Roe ... Paul Dooley
Marion O'Dwyer ... Oonagh Dooley
Don Wycherley Don Wycherley ... Father Aidan O'Connell
Kate McEnery ... Emma Dillon
Deirdre Donnelly Deirdre Donnelly ... Siobhan Mehigan
Áine Ní Mhuirí Áine Ní Mhuirí ... Kathleen Hendley
Owen Teale ... Conor Devlin


Brandon had submitted his application for the Headmaster position at his school but when he learns that a Christian Brother has also applied, assumes the fix is in and withdraws his name. Sean and others get him to change his mind however. He then sets out to try and influence the selection committee, including Father Aidan O'Connell and Brian Quigley. Orla meanwhile quits working at Fitzgerald when she finds herself constantly getting conflicting orders from Oonagh and Paul Dooley. Paul has also taken to refilling the barrels with the slop and she wants nothing to do with it. Paul has also decides to let out a room in the pub and but hires Donal and Liam to redecorate it. Danny's sow is about to produce a litter and Danny is pacing the barn floor like a first-time father. Written by garykmcd

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Comedy | Drama








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7 November 1999 (UK) See more »

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When Orla hands a bucket down to Paul to take down to the cellar, the beer that is supposed to be in there should be able to be seen. However the bucket can clearly be seen to be holding water. See more »


[first lines]
Brendan: This is the earth, and Robert... Where is Robert?
Robert: Sir.
Brendan: Robert. Robert is the sun. I'm going to put the earth into the sun's orbit. Now, question: what'd happen if Robert was to hold the bucket upside down over his head? Peter.
Peter: It'd fall out.
Brendan: Correct. But with centrifugal force... watch.
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