The land of song was no longer tuneful; or, if a human sound met the traveler’s ear, it was only that of a feeble and despairing wail for the dead.
Black 47 Trailer & Clip
Directed by: Lance Daly
Written by: Lance Daly, P.J. Dillon, Eugene O’Brien and Pierce Ryan
Starring: Hugo Weaving, James Frecheville, Stephen Rea, Freddie Fox, Barry Keoghan, Moe Dunford, Sarah Greene and Jim Broadbent
Runtime: 1 hour 39 minutes
The much-anticipated film, Black 47, is set to be released in Ireland, the UK and the United States in September. We will keep everyone posted with further release dates in their respective countries.
It’s 1847 and Ireland is in the grip of the Great Hunger that has ravaged the country for two long years. Feeney, a hardened Irish Ranger who has been fighting for the British Army abroad, abandons his post to return home and reunite with his family. He’s seen more than his share of horrors, but nothing prepares him for the hopeless destruction of his homeland that has brutalised his people and where there seems to be no law and order. He discovers his mother starved to death and his brother hanged by the brutal hand of the English. With little else to live for, he sets a destructive path to avenge his family.
Ireland | 5 Sep 2018
UK | 28 Sep 2018
US | 28 Sep 2018
Further Recommended Reading:
Coogan, Tim Pat (2012), The Famine Plot: England’s Role in Ireland’s Greatest Tragedy, Palgrave MacMillan
Crowley, John (ed) (2012) Atlas of the Great Irish Famine, Cork University Press
Kinealy, Christine (1997) A Death-Dealing Famine: The Great Hunger in Ireland, Pluto Press
but the most extensive resource on Facebook about this period is to be found at