Set in Ireland during the Great Famine, the drama follows an Irish Ranger who has been fighting for the British Army abroad, as he abandons his post to reunite with his family. Despite experiencing the horrors of war, he is shocked by the famine's destruction of his homeland and the brutalization of his people and his family.
In Ireland's Darkest Hour Vengeance Shines a Light
Did You Know?
The term 'black 47' refers to the summer of the year 1847, when the Irish potato famine was at its height and hundreds of thousands of people in Ireland died from starvation. See more
Feeney is described as a Connaught Ranger who served in the Afghan War and then deserted in Calcutta before making his way home. However, the 88th Regiment of Foot (Connaught Rangers) were based in Malta during the Anglo-Afghan War and went to the West Indies in 1847. The Anglo-Afghan war was fought by soldiers of the British East India Company, not by the regular British Army. See more
Remake of An Ranger