Dominion Creek (TV Series 2015– )

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Dominion Creek (TV Series 2015– )
An Klondike (original title)

An Klondike is the first Western to be made in Ireland and tells the story of the Connolly Brothers; three Irish emigrants who travel from Montana to the Yukon during the Klondike gold rush of the 1890's in the hope of striking it rich. The Connolly brothers pitch up in Dominion Creek where they become embroiled in a deadly feud with Jacob Hopkins, the man who runs the town. The Connollys become powerful figures in the Klondike themselves when their claim proves to be a goldmine but their new found wealth leads to a rift between the brothers. Jacob Hopkins uses this to his advantage to turn the Connollys against one another in the hope of wiping them all out for good.
Ireland
IMDb  6.5 /10
Creators
Creator Dathaí Keane
Information
Release Date2015-09-08
Runtime52mins
GenreAction, Drama, Western
Content RatingNot Rated (Not Rated)
Awards7 wins & 13 nominations.
CompanyAbú Media
CountryIreland
LanguageIrish, English, Tlingit
Tom Connolly 8 episodes, 2015-2017
Séamus Connolly 8 episodes, 2015-2017
Seán T. Ó Meallaigh
Seán T. Ó Meallaigh
Pádraig Connolly 8 episodes, 2015-2017
Robert O'Mahoney
Robert O'Mahoney
Jacob Hopkins 8 episodes, 2015-2017
Captain Pat Galvin / ... 8 episodes, 2015-2017
Belinda Mulrooney 8 episodes, 2015-2017
Kate Mulryan 8 episodes, 2015-2017
Sam Steele 8 episodes, 2015-2017
Megan Riordan
Megan Riordan
Estella Hopkins 8 episodes, 2015-2017
Michael Glenn Murphy
Michael Glenn Murphy
Soapy Smith 8 episodes, 2015-2017
Chloe Ewart
Chloe Ewart
El Soo 8 episodes, 2015-2017
Chief Isaac 8 episodes, 2015-2017
Bridget Mannion 8 episodes, 2015-2017
Mimi Carroll
Mimi Carroll
Maude 8 episodes, 2015-2017
Mary Lou McCarthy
Mary Lou McCarthy
Una 8 episodes, 2015-2017
Gary Murphy
Gary Murphy
Dr. Dunn 8 episodes, 2015-2017
Ray Cuddihy
Ray Cuddihy
Miner 5 episodes, 2015-2017
Peachy Taylor 4 episodes, 2017
Mister Angel 4 episodes, 2017
Tim Creed
Tim Creed
Micí Bán Connolly 4 episodes, 2017
Georgie 4 episodes, 2017
Al Carbonneau 4 episodes, 2017
Aodh Mac Eamharcaigh
Aodh Mac Eamharcaigh
Billy Madigan 4 episodes, 2017
Aislinn Ní Uallacháin
Aislinn Ní Uallacháin
Lilly 4 episodes, 2017
Skookum Jim 4 episodes, 2015
Cóil Coyne
Cóil Coyne
Baby Moses 4 episodes, 2017
James Gallagher
James Gallagher
Nugget Musician 4 episodes, 2017
Joyce Redmond
Joyce Redmond
Nugget Musician 4 episodes, 2017
Clive Geraghty
Clive Geraghty
Fr Judge 4 episodes, 2015
Petey McDonagh 4 episodes, 2015
Barry Barnes
Barry Barnes
Michael Dillon 4 episodes, 2015
Aoife Nic Ardghail
Aoife Nic Ardghail
Gussie 4 episodes, 2015
JJ Hopkins 3 episodes, 2015
Brendan Conroy
Brendan Conroy
Cóilí Connolly 3 episodes, 2015
Peadar O'Treasaigh
Peadar O'Treasaigh
Trapper John 3 episodes, 2015
Máirtín Jaimsie
Máirtín Jaimsie
as Mairtín Jaimsie Ó Flatharta 3 episodes, 2015
Kate Finegan
Kate Finegan
Jasmine 3 episodes, 2017
Boatman 3 episodes, 2015-2017
Emma O'Grady
Emma O'Grady
Nellie 3 episodes, 2015-2017
Monty / ... 2 episodes, 2015-2017

An Klondike

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. Set during the Klondike Gold Rush, it portrays the lives of three Irish brothers in the fictional town of Dominion Creek who possess their own mining claims.

An edited version of An Klondike was screened as the closing gala at the Galway Film Fleadh in August 2015. The series premiered on TG4 on September 8, 2015, and concluded on February 22, 2017, after two seasons.


Premise

In the late 19th century, three Irish emigrant brothers travel from Montana to the Yukon, Canada during the Klondike Gold Rush and settle in the town of Dominion Creek. Each has a different desire; middle brother Séamus heads out first with the hope of striking it rich, eldest Tom looks to control the family's mining claim, and youngest Pádraig chooses to instead work at the town's only hospital. They meet new allies and love interests, but also come into conflict with Dominion Creek's dangerous individuals.


Cast

Main

  • Owen McDonnell as Tom Connolly, the temperamental and protective oldest of the Connolly brothers
  • Dara Devaney as Séamus Connolly, the reckless middle Connolly brother
  • Seán T. Ó Meallaigh as Pádraig Connolly, the compassionate youngest of the Connolly brothers
  • Julian Black Antelope as Skookum Jim (season 1), a Hän hunter and trapper who becomes an ally to the Connollys
  • Robert O'Mahoney as Jacob Hopkins, a powerful businessman and colonel in the American Civil War who intends to control Dominion Creek
  • Ned Dennehy as Captain Pat Galvin, Jacob's enforcer and fellow Civil War veteran
  • Clive Geraghty as Father Judge (season 1), a humanitarian who runs Dominion Creek's only hospital
  • Bríd Ní Neachtain as Belinda Mulrooney, a formidable, but compassionate entrepreneur
  • Siobhan O'Kelly as Kate Mulryan, a saloon singer betrothed to Sam, but pursued by Séamus
  • Steve Wall as Sam Steele, the superintendent of the Yukon's North-West Mounted Police detachment
  • Ian Toner as JJ Hopkins (season 1), a saloon owner, Jacob's son, and Estella's husband
  • Megan Riordan as Estella Hopkins, JJ's wife and later owner of his saloon
  • Michael Glenn Murphy as Soapy Smith, an English conman operating in Dominion Creek
  • Seamus Hughes as Petey McDonagh (season 1), an Irish emigrant working for the Hopkins
  • Chloe Ewart as El Soo, the sister of Skookum Jim and Chief Isaac and Tom's love interest
  • Fionnuala Flaherty as Bridget Mannion, Estella's maid who becomes romantically involved with Pádraig
  • Glen Gould as Chief Isaac (season 2; recurring season 1), a Hän chief and brother of Skookum Jim and El Soo
  • Tim Creed as Micí Bán Connolly (season 2), a cousin of the Connolly brothers
  • Timothy V. Murphy as Peachy Taylor (season 2), a dangerous ally of Pat
  • Duane Howard as Mr. Angel (season 2), Peachy's Miꞌkmaq partner
  • Donncha Crowley as Al Carbonneau (season 2), Soapy's friend and fellow conman pretending to be a French count

Recurring

  • Barry Barnes as Michael Dillon (season 1), a friend of the Connollys
  • Mimi Carroll as Maude, a prostitute who partakes in mining a claim with Pádraig and Bridget
  • Gary Murphy as Dr. Dunn, Dominion Creek's doctor
  • Mary Lou McCarthy as Una, a young Irish prostitute

Production

Created and directed by Dathaí Keane, the show was filmed on location in Connemara, Ireland, with the County Galway scenery standing in for the Yukon. The fictional town of Dominion Creek was built near Oughterard, while the mining scenes were shot at Glengowla Mines, a 19th-century silver and lead mine. An Klondike was produced by the Galway-based company Abú Media Teo. Pierce Boyce, Eileen Seoighe and Bríd Seoighe served as producers of the series.

A second series of four episodes was filmed in the summer of 2016 and aired in early 2017.


Reception

An Klondike has received mostly positive reviews, The Irish Times noting "I’m not sure there's TV gold in An Klondike, but you can’t fault its ambition and style," also noting its similarities to Deadwood.

In 2016, the first season of An Klondike received nine Irish Film and Television Award nominations, winning four awards - for Best Drama, Actor, Make-Up and Script.

In 2017, the second season of An Klondike received ten IFTA nominations, winning two awards - for Best Director Drama, and Supporting Actor