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Derry Girls viewers let their thoughts be known as show comes to a tearful end


Viewers said a tearful goodbye to the much loved final series on Derry Girls on Wednesday night.

The show went out in style as fans across the globe bid farewell to the quirky and relatable characters they got to know so well.

The hour-long special opened with Orla (Louisa Harland) registering to vote as she was just about to turn 18.

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Before voting, Orla is encouraged to read the Good Friday Agreement as it is pushed across the desk.



Derry Girls
Derry Girls

As the programme continues, the Agreement becomes the focus, as the Derry Girls are faced with the tough question and find they all differ in opinion.

However, although the topic is serious, there are plenty of laughs along the way.

Father Ted star Ardal O’Hanlon makes a notable cameo in the episode as cousin Eammon.

While Bronagh Gallagher stars as singer The Commitment and Liam Neeson returns as Chief Constable Byers.

Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of former US president Bill Clinton, also made an appearance from New York in the final scenes, after receiving a letter.

While the show was set in the 1990s, the closing moments took place in present day – 27 years after Clinton’s momentous visit to Derry.

A mystery woman was seen receiving a letter in the mail, with it confirmed to have got lost on its way to her in the 90s.

Chelsea was then shown on screen, as she read the letter out in its entirety written by the show’s lead characters.

The end of the series and the era ends with the gang leaving their teenage years behind.

The show’s final moments feature a montage of the main characters in the polling booth as they vote ‘yes’.

As the music fades, viewers hear the historical announcement: “Yes, 71.12%… an overwhelming majority… the people of Northern Ireland have spoken… the country has taken its first step into the future.”

Fans took to Twitter to express their emotion at having to say goodbye to the iconic show.

One said: “Also. As soon as Dreams by the Cranberries started playing I was bawling of course”.

A second said: “One of the best shows I’ve ever watched. Gutted it’s over.”

While a third said: “Derry Girls. Triumph. Absolutely bloody brilliant. TV at it’s best.”

“Beautiful, perfect ending. Bit emotional now. Thank you @LisaMMcGee and the Derry Girls (and boy)”, commented a fourth.

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