An Klondike (Irish for “The Klondike”) is an Irish Western television series created by Dathaí Keane for TG4. Internationally, the series is known as Dominion Creek. The series follows the adventures of three Irish brothers who travel from Montana to the Yukon, Canada during the Klondike Gold Rush in the late 19th century. The brothers have different ambitions and personalities, and they face various challenges and conflicts in the lawless town of Dominion Creek.
The series was filmed on location in Connemara in County Galway, with the stunning scenery of the region standing in for the rugged landscape of the Yukon. The production team built a full Western town film set at Glengowla Mines near the town of Oughterard, where they also shot the mining scenes. The series features authentic costumes, props and sets that recreate the atmosphere of the Gold Rush era.
The series has received critical acclaim and several awards, including four Irish Film and Television Awards (IFTAs) in 2016 for Best Drama, Best Director, Best Script and Best Original Score. The series has also been praised for its use of the Irish language, as most of the dialogue is in Irish with English subtitles.
If you are a fan of Westerns or historical dramas, you should definitely check out An Klondike.
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