Ireland (The Quiet Man)

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  • Another rare photograph.

    With kind permission of Gary McEwan.

    Maureen O'Hara and John Ford making a waitress's day at Ashford Castle
    - think she was getting married the next day

    Best Wishes
    London- England

  • Danagher House

    Above is the Danagher house.
    It also survives and is located on the estate of Ashford Castle.
    Just the same except in the film there was no glass porch at the front door.

    As it is today............Photograph by Mike Ward

    This beautiful house is exactaly how it looks today as it did in the movie back in 1951
    Its located on the grounds of Ashford Castle , and is very well taken care of
    by the lovely MAY AND JOE MURPHY ,
    [ i hasten to add the house is not open to the public at any time and is strictly private ]
    With special thanks to Mike Ward of Save The Quiet Man Cottage
    for the photograph and the above

    Best Wishes
    London- England

    Edited 8 times, last by ethanedwards ().

  • More rare photos

    Looks like the cast went on strike for a minute.
    Dan Ford, second left was a VERY interesting person in real life...

    Victor McLaglen and Duke

    John Ford directing

    With kind permission of the photographer Patrick McCormick

    Best Wishes
    London- England

    Edited 4 times, last by ethanedwards ().

  • With kind permission of photographerGary McEwan

    If you look in the background you can see one of the female crew
    with the coat over her shoulders no doubt ready to pass to Maureen once the scene was shot.

    Is this Maureen or her stand-in Etta??
    or is it Maureen, our friends in Ireland are not sure either!

    Personally I think it's Maureen

    Best Wishes
    London- England

    Edited once, last by ethanedwards ().

  • The Inisfree Race Meet

    Fr.Lonergan's gate - now sadly stolen

    Photos with the kind permission of Gary McEwan

    Cong River Fight Scene

    The above photos with more detail
    can now be seen in the edited opening post

    Best Wishes
    London- England

    Edited once, last by ethanedwards ().

  • Ethanedwards- thank you for the videos they are beautiful with pleasant memories and
    the Music enhances the mood. Where can I get a copy of that music?
    I have a desire to go back to Ireland sometime and go to Cong.

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