This is a gripping tale of emigrants from rural Ireland in the mid-1970s to the bright lights of New York City, and the journey of widower Pat Boyle and his 12-year-old daughter, Georgia, and what they encounter along the way. Pat, a master carpenter, has no problem finding work but learns very quickly the danger of working there after the mafia murders a work colleague. Georgia, in her late teenage years, is the total opposite of her father, practising shooting guns and rifles in a secret chamber in her friend’s basement. She begins working as a barmaid in Dolans Bar, Woodside, Queens. Her attitude and appearance change to an outwardly strong female that takes no-nonsense approach towards the drunk male Irish workers who frequent her bar. When she hears of her cousin Bosco being held captive by two leading mafia brothers, she takes the law into her own hands with devastating consequences.