The Clearing is set in seventeenth century Ireland, where Cromwell’s army are ethnically cleansing their way across the land in preparation for British settlement. Thousands of Irish citizens are executed, shipped to the West Indies or forced to relocate to the wilds of Connaught. The Clearing charts the story of a young couple from disparate backgrounds and depicts how their different upbringings affect their decisions when confronted with oppressive rule.

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