In 1847 when the Great Potato Blight devastates all of Ireland and the Law of Coercion is passed, Hugh McMillan and his family are forced from their small cabin out onto the road with nothing but the clothes on their backs to starve to death like so many of their neighbors had already succumbed. Survival tests their courage and hardships shape their destiny as they leave their beloved Ireland for the land of promise, America. Here they search for love and help to form their new country as they bravely fight for her freedom in war after war. Love, laughter, sorrow and tragedy outline their lives. A story of the true Irish heart in all its stubbornness, merriment, devotion, love for life and a drink or two or ?