Births, deaths and mariages.
Father Peter Clifford is now firmly established in the County Wicklow village, despite Father Mac's efforts to have him sent back to Manchester, England. However, feelings between him and Assumpta are threatening to lead into forbidden waters. Niamh and Ambrose try to become parents.
Brian Quigley has his eye on Fitzgerald's bar, which is being sold at auction following Assumpta's tragic death. But the wealthy Mrs. Bella Mooney might thwart his plans. The villagers eagerly await the arrival of their new priest, Father Aidan O'Connell, but it is his sister, the wild Orla - fresh from backpacking round the Far East and Tasmania - who attracts more interest.
Kicking off where Season 4 ended - the night of the village bonfire - life for the villagers of Ballykissangel takes a few unexpected twists. Among them, Sean Dillon's love for Niamh suffers a setback when it is realized her husband has died.
When Father Peter Clifford arrives from Manchester, he knows he will be facing some opposition. Can this former inner city priest contend with the long-established ways of the villagers and their eccentricities and superstitions?
There's a sad goodbye and new arrivals in Ballykissangel: Quigley, the irrepressible entrepreneur has departed suddenly, but Australian priest, Father Vincent Sheahan, has joined the fold and is soon learning the ways of the villagers. From Dermot's online confessional to a surprise takeover at the pub, there's every reason to return to the idyllic village.
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