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From Nidge's missus to Big Fat Gypsy bride

FROM gangster's paradise to My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding – actress Aoibhinn McGinnity is swapping moll style for Traveller bride chic.

Aoibhinn is known for her scantily clad appearances as crime lord Nidge's wife Trish on gangland drama Love/Hate.

But the 28-year-old will now be stepping into a Traveller bride's shoes in a completely different TV role.

The Monaghan native will play a newlywed in Chris O'Dowd's Sky comedy series Moone Boy and will be decked out in tack-tastic ensembles.

"I play a Traveller. The show is set in the 90s but we're all done up in 80s clothes. I've dodgy 80s earrings, a dodgy costume, it's gas craic," she said.

But Aoibhinn says it's nothing compared to the style on My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding.

"It's more rural," she told the Herald. "We're out there travelling around with our caravan and our donkeys.

"It's much more basic and rural and Irish than My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding."

Aoibhinn teams up as Bachelor's Walk actor Don Wycherley's wife in the show.

And she said that she was thrilled to be involved, adding: "I'm a big fan of the series, it's very unusual and funny."

The actress won't be the only high profile personality taking part. Amy Huberman will play a dowdy art teacher and Bressie appears as a gym teacher.

The actress was speaking at the launch of Pieta House's nationwide Darkness Into Light campaign.

Aoibhinn will be joined by cast mate Peter Coonan (Fran the Man) on May 5 for a midnight walk to raise awareness for suicide prevention.

"I think it's always important to encourage people to talk," she added.