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For three pioneering Irish women, the Klondike Gold Rush of 1898 brought freedom: the kind they could only dream of back home in Ireland. It was a golden opportunity for adventure and independence that would bring vast wealth to some and tragedy to others.
'Women of the Goldrush' is the story of three adventurous Irish women who risked independence for a life of gold prospecting in America's Frontier. Of the 100,000 stampeders to the Klondike Gold Rush of 1897, only half made it. The mountain trails were treacherous and many died in the effort. 5000 women attempted the journey, yet these three Irish women stand out . . .
Written, directed and produced by Anne Roper for RTÉ