Sheila Kelly (Orla Brady), a Protestant, and her Catholic husband Sean (Liam Cunningham) fall in love in the predominantly Catholic village of Wexford in 1950s Ireland. Married in both a courthouse and a Protestant Church, the local priest, Father Stafford (Tony Doyle) weds the couple on the condition that they vow to raise the children as Roman Catholics. Six years later, they are a happily married couple with two beautiful daughters. When the time comes for their eldest daughter to begin school, Father Stafford demands that she be enrolled at the Catholic school and convinces Sean to send her there. Feeling betrayed by her husband's decision, Sheila kidnaps her own children and flees to Scotland. Father Stafford declares a boycott against Protestants in the village, dividing the family, the village, and eventually the entire country. In the end, Sean must determine where his loyalties lie and if his love for Sheila will prove strong enough for their family to survive.
"WELL ACTED FROM TOP TO BOTTOM!"