The year is 1878. The widowed Christopher Gore (Tom
Courtenay), his son David and the woman they are both in love with,
their housekeeper Margaret (Derbhle Crotty), live in the serene village
of 'Ballybeg', County Donegal. However, in this era of political unrest,
their seemingly tranquil and romantic lives are threatened by the
arrival of Christopher's English cousin (Nick Dunning) who unwittingly
ignites deep animosity among the villagers of 'Ballybeg'.