"...'Hannah' (Weaving) a veteran of the 'British Army' is working as an investigator for the 'Royal Irish Constabulary'. While interrogating a member of the 'Young Irelander' movement, Hannah loses his temper over the prisoner's refusal to name names and kills him.
"Martin Feeney' (Frecheville) is a former 'Connaught Ranger', who is returning to Connemara, in the west of Ireland, in 1847. On his arrival home, the country is experiencing the worst year of the 'Great Famine'. Feeney finds his mother has died of starvation and his brother has been hanged, having stabbed a bailiff during his family's eviction.
"Feeney stays with his brother's widow (Greene), who is squatting in