IRA gunner Dermot McGarvey is a hunted man - by both the British and his own. In hiding on a Christmas Eve stakeout to ambush British soldiers, Dermot accidentally kills a mother and her two young children. This action begins a downward spiral that takes McGarvey through the no-go area of Armagh through the divis of Belfast. Who can you trust when you've run out of options? Who lives and who will ultimately die for their sins? Life as a SHAMROCK BOY is never easy.