Trivia for Black 47
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- The term 'black 47' refers to the summer of 1847, when the Irish potato famine was at its height and hundreds of thousands of people died from starvation.
- At the end of the film, before the end credits, there is the following dedication: "in memory of all those who died, and those who went away, never to return."
- The knife used by Martin Feeney is a kukri/khukuri. Originally from the Indian subcontinent, it is mostly associated with the Nepali speaking Gurkhas of Nepal and India. First seen by the British during the Anglo-Nepalese War or Gurkha War of 1814 - 1816.