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    • Re: Patrick Wayne to attend Maureen O'Hara Excellency Awards, Ireland- October 2011

      Some photos from the event
      With kind permission of Mike Ward

      Mike with Marisa and Jennifer

      Best Wishes
      London- England

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    • Re: Patrick Wayne to attend Maureen O'Hara Excellency Awards, Ireland- October 2011

      Thank heavens for Mike Ward! He also supplied photos to me. I did a newsletter, put a couple up on the Maureen O'Hara Facebook official page, as well as the website. It was a very successful evening in Bantry. Do so wish I could have been there. Have corresponded with both Aissa Wayne and her daughter, Jennifer. They are such nice people! I'll contact Brian Downs later in the week when he returns to Iowa (the John Wayne Birthplace Museum curator). He also attended the event.

      Oh yes, Romy and whomever wants to contact me my address is [email protected]
    • Re: Maureen O’Hara Foundation Legacy & Excellence Award

      John Wayne's daughter and John Wayne Birthplace board member Aissa Wayne visits with Maureen O'Hara at the Maureen O'Hara Foundation Annual Tribute and Awards ceremony in County Cork, Ireland on October 1, 2011. John Wayne Birthplace President Joe Zuckschwerdt and Executive Director Brian Downes accompanied Aissa to the event. John Wayne was this year's recipient of the Legacy and Excellence Award.

      The 2012 John Wayne Birthday Celebration in Winterset, Iowa is Friday, May 25th and Saturday, May 26th. Theme is The Quiet Man—this will be the 60th anniversary of this beloved film. Watch the Birthplace site for more information as it becomes available.
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    • Re: Maureen O' Hara- General Discussion

      this story about maureen o hara appeared in an irish news paper on sunday.QUIET MAN icon Maureen O'Hara is at the centre of a bitter row that has seen members of own family threatened with legal gags after they expressed concern about her well-being to the HSE.The Sunday World has learned that the 92-year-old acting legend was visited by social workers responsible for protection of the elderly as part of a heated battle which has rocked the west Cork community of Glengariff where she lives.
      The battle centres around disagreements between the screen legend's family and her PA Carolyn Murphy who has been given power of attorney over her affairs. Family members are furious at what they claim are pressures being piled on the frail star.
      Warring O'Haras

      LEGEND: Family members have expressed concern about the well-being of Maureen

      HOLLYWOOD legend Maureen O'Hara is at the centre of a bitter row threatening to ruin her twilight years and which has divided the west Cork haven of Glengarriff in two. The family of the 92-year old former firebrand - who played the newlywed Mary Kate Danaher in The Quiet Man with John Wayne - is warring with Maureen's personal assistant Carolyn MurphyMs Murphy, who has power of attorney, has threatened to gag family members in a defamation lawsuit. Cork West TD, Noel Harrington, said he was "disappointed" to hear of the dispute, which has also seen the resignation of three founding members of the Maureen O'Hara Foundation.
      The ferocious dispute is reputed to have begun after members of Maureen's family became concerned by the amount of appearances requested of the ageing actress to promote the foundation, claiming it was taking too severe a toll.
      At its lowest point, frail Maureen, who now lives in west Cork and who has type 2 diabetes, was quizzed by a social worker responsible for protecting the elderly following serious allegations we cannot repeat for legal reasons.

      But HSE social worker Cathy O'Regan found that the leading lady was well. "Maureen made it clear that no-one puts pressure on her," she stated categorically in a report last month which also claimed that Maureen suffers from "short-term memory loss".
    • Re: Maureen O' Hara- General Discussion


      Thank you Ringo kid for that information which is very important for me because I will have the opportunity to meet Carolyn next month during a stay in Ireland.
      Thank you for keeping us informed of the outcome of events.

      [I]Can you give us the name of the newspaper that published this information?

      Unconditional's Maureen O'Hara !
      French-English translation: poor !!!

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    • Re: Maureen O' Hara- General Discussion

      Just to inform you that Ms. O'Hara is currently 91. She will be 92 in August 17 and born in 1920. Maybe picky, but she might be offended.

      Cheers :cool: Hondo

      "When you come slam bang up against trouble, it never looks half as bad if you face up to it"
      - John Wayne quote
    • Re: Maureen O' Hara- General Discussion

      Here's an article from "Irish Central";

      Fiery Maureen O’Hara rejects all claims that she is the victim of elder abuse

      “Quiet Man” legend offers full support to personal assistant after claims

      By PATRICK COUNIHAN, Staff Writer

      Published Sunday, May 13, 2012, 7:33 AM
      Updated Sunday, May 13, 2012, 8:04 AM

      Beloved Irish actress Maureen O'Hara
      Photo by Google Images

      Screen legend Maureen O’Hara has angrily rejected all claims that that she is a victim of "elder abuse" after her personal assistant was quizzed by social workers over her demanding schedule.
      The 92-year-old 'Quiet Man' beauty has been forced to make a public statement denouncing the "scandalous" accusations that Carolyn Murphy is working her too hard.
      Murphy was given power of attorney over O’Hara’s affairs in 2006 and was recently questions by the Irish Health Authority over claims that she is making too many demands on O’Hara.
      “This is coming from people with nothing better to do, there is nothing scandalous about us or our behaviour, or what we are trying to do,” O’Hara told Ireland’s Sunday Independent newspaper from her home in scenic Glengarriff, Co Cork.
      The row has thrown a shadow over the London launch of the Maureen O’Hara Foundation at a reception in the Irish Embassy on Tuesday.
      O’Hara also told the paper that she had no difficulty handing over power of attorney to her "friend" Carolyn Murphy.
      She explained how the two women met in 1978 when Murphy and her wealthy American husband retired to Ireland and settled in Glengarriff where they met O’Hara.
      Murphy, who confirmed that the actress will not attend the London event and never planned to, spoke to the paper of her anger at the accusations made against her.
      “I was very upset, not only for myself, but I have always put Maureen and the family first,” said Murphy.
      “The HSE (health authority) came out and I co-operated with them, I have nothing to fear, I am around Maureen for the last six to eight years, I wasn’t frightened. The HSE came to me for a couple of hours and the case is closed.
      “She doesn’t mind events, obviously there are a lot of people who want her to go to different things and when she wants to go she goes and when she doesn’t want to go, nobody is going to force her.
      “Maureen always likes to look her best and she makes a big effort to look good and that is often tiring.”
      O’Hara again confirmed on Sunday that she is fully supportive of the Maureen O’Hara Foundation, which has the twin aims of creating an international film academy and an educational facility for Irish children.
      “I want to get it going and make it a place where young people will get support,” she said. “It is to teach them to act and speak right and have the confidence in themselves to go for it.”
      Murphy also outlined how the pair’s friendship blossomed over the years and outlined how she only became Ms O’Hara’s personal assistant in 2004 and was given power of attorney in 2006.
      “It was offered to a family member who declined,” said Murphy. “Basically, she needed extra help and I felt very honoured and very happy to take this role seriously”.

      Read more:…288915.html#ixzz1un3XuxTC

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    • Re: Maureen O' Hara- General Discussion

      Oh, dear. I fear this may be an unpopular view of Ms O'Hara, but after reading her biography, I suspect she has a great deal of denial about, well, everything in her life. She could have a great deal of faith in the person to whom she has given her power of attorney, but without checks and balances, it could be a grave mistake.

      Ms O'Hara was the victim of financial abuse by her second husband, Mr Price, and by her business manager as well. :broken_heart: She does not seem to have learned by her mistakes. It's always good business for all parties to set limits. Unfortunately, that doesn't seem to be the case here, and whenever that happens someone usually takes advantage. Unlimited power of attorney is dangerous when given to anyone outside one's family. It can be a dangerous tool if given to an unscrupulous family member as well.

      This is an unfortunate turn of events. :sad_smile: I hope and pray for the best outcome for Ms O'Hara.
    • Re: Maureen O' Hara- General Discussion


      I think it is unnecessary to dwell on a private matter that does not concern us. In addition, written allegations here and there are only rumors.

      Do not add any!
      Unconditional's Maureen O'Hara !
      French-English translation: poor !!!

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