Danny Sullivan and Patrick O'Neill are both in love with the village beauty. Rose O'Farrell, a pretty little Irish girl, whose father is a gruff old fellow. Rose favors Danny and when Patrick proposes to her, she tells him she would marry him if she were not going to marry someone else. Patrick is broken-hearted and decides to go to Dublin to study for the priesthood. Danny and Rose are married by Father Donegal, the village priest and sponsor to Patrick. Five years later, the "patriots" of Ireland, resenting the rule of England, decide to take matters into their own hands and Danny is chosen their leader. A reward is offered for the capture of Danny, and Felix McCann, who wanted to marry Danny's mother, because she owned a little land and a cottage, and was kicked out of the house by Danny, forges a note, purporting to come from Danny, who offers to betray his band if the British officer will give him freedom. Danny is about to be court-martialed when Rose finds the notes thrown away...
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