The Hungry Road, was inspired by true Irish heroes. Set during The Great Irish Famine, it is a story of great courage and the strength of the human spirit.
In 1845 Ireland’s hopes for freedom are dashed with the arrival of a deadly potato blight.
Seamstress Mary Sullivan’s dreams of a better future are shattered as she looks out over their ruined crop. Refusing to give in to despair, she must use every ounce of courage and strength to protect her family as they fight to survive
Dr Dan Donovan is medical officer to the Skibbereen Union. The arrival of ‘The Hunger’ soon brings starving men, women and children crowding into the town and the workhouse desperate for assistance.
Parish Priest Rev John Fitzpatrick’s faith is tested by the suffering that surrounds him as the town’s pleas for help to the authorities fall on deaf ears.