An Klondike, the first ever Western made in Ireland, is getting its very own western debut after it was selected as the closing film at this year's Galway Film Fleadh.
The film 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.
Produced by Galway-based Abú Media Films, it follows the Connollys to the town of Dominion Creek where they become embroiled in a deadly feud with Jacob Hopkins, the man who runs the town. When Séamus Connolly shoots Jacob’s son in a duel, Jacob vows revenge.
According to Pierce Boyce from Abú Media, "the Irish characters speak to each other in Irish and speak with the American and English characters in English" as they would have done at the time.
The film has already attracted overseas interest and has secured an international distribution deal.
The film will screen at 8.30pm on Sunday, July 12 at the Town Hall Theatre in Galway. Director Dathaí Keane and members of the cast will attend.