Niamh Connolly

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Sinead O' Connor-like, feminist (to put it mildly), rock star who visits the tiny Irish isle of Craggy Island, looking for a place to live, in the "Rock-a-Hula Ted" episode of the blasphemously funny British sitcom Father Ted (first aired 12 April 1996). Played by Clare Grogan, who used to front '80s band Altered Images. Idiot priest Father Dougal McGuire (Ardal O'Hanlon) manages to give her the parochial house and Father Ted Crilly (Dermot Morgan) has to convince her to give it back. Her beef with the church is evident when she sings "Big men in frocks, telling us what to do, they can't get pregnant like I do." She also claimed the Catholic church secretly had lots of potatoes during the Great Potato Famine, and hid them in pillows. Now, how the hell do you pronounce "Niamh?!" [It's pronounced "Neeve", it's a perfectly common Irish name, ye great eejit.]

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