Peter Coonan (Fr. Eoin (Young))Terry Byrne (Fr. Eoin (Old))Barry McGovern (Antaine (Old))Padhraig Parkinson (Antaine (Young))Barry Barnes (Inspector Joyce)Mimi Carroll (Mairead)Diona Doherty (Ellie Nic Shiubhlaigh)Dara Devaney (Peadar)Seán Mac Sheáin (Bishop)Tony Devlin (Tommy)Peadar Cox (Jimi)Danny McCafferty (Sgt. Brown)Martin Bradley (Frank O'Hara)Corey McKinley (Feidhlim)Emma Eliza Regan (Aine Ni Laoighrie)Gerard McSorley (Murray)Gerry Doherty (Detective Hannah)Pat Lynch (Seán)
Father Eoin O'Donnell is unambiguous about the need to use violence to force Britain out of Ireland. He influences a young impressionable boy, Antainem to fight in the 1916 Rising. Fifty years later Antaine arrives in Derry as an experienced gunman. This appearance throws Eoin back to the cause of his breakdown in 1916. Eoin's influence on young Antaine echoes in Antaine's dark influence on altar boy Feidhlim.