Thursday, February 4, 2010

This Way to BallyK

Its almost St. Patrick's Day and a pint is in order. Look no further than Fitzgerald's Pub in Ballykissangel, Ireland. From 1996 to 2001 the BBC broadcast a fictional drama of the same name featuring real-life Avoca, a small town located south of Dublin. Today the town is a magnet for BallyK fans to see the pub, bridge, and church prominently featured in the six seasons of the show. Sheep (and a few cut-out sheep) still graze in the area, but sadly Eamon Byrne no longer tends the flock and Brian Quigley no longer builds his BallyK pipe dreams. Know that.