O'Hara Links &
Above photo from "Rio Grande" - a Republic Picture
Patrick McCormick joins Mike Ward's group (website below)
to gain historic
recognition to the Quiet Man cottage
film site. Back in the 1990's Patrick
worked tirelessly towards this goal.
Ward's Campaign to Save "The Quiet Man" Cottage
Click on image above for details -
Gus Martin, from Ireland, visits Glengarriff for the Film Festival
(July 2010) and a visit with Maureen O'Hara.
Gus is the carpenter who re-created everything in Pat Cohan's bar in
the village of Cong.
He said it was a labor of love because he has always been a big fan of
"The Quiet Man."
In 1951, when TQM was filmed, that area was actually a grocery store
and John Ford
turned the exterior into "Pat Cohan's Bar: simply by changing the sign
Decades later - Sept. 17, 2008, the bar opened officially.
Click on photo above to read
more about Gus.
and Tia Vellani, whose studio
is located in the Castlecome Estate Yard
were commissioned by Kilkenny's
Age-Friendly County initiative to
create a brooch that
was presented to Maureen O'Hara on
March 30th when she was guest of
honor at their special event.
above to visit their website and see the gorgeous jewelry they design.)
O'Hara - Early in her career was known as
"The Queen of Technicolor"
so proclaimed by the
Inventor of the Technicolor Process, Herbert Kalmus
Click above for official Technicolor Website
Great Painting of
Check out the
Another great interview of Maureen O'Hara by Pat Troy a prominent
Irishman now from Washington D.C.
Pat hosts a radio show which airs live from 11 am to noon Eastern time
on Sunday mornings
that can be heard not only in the Washing D.C. area, but also streams
across the Internet
and is listened to worldwide, including Ireland and even by the troops
on the ground in Afghanistan.
Pat is an absolute delight as he chats with Maureen, sending her
birthday wishes across the miles.
You'll love this one! It's on YouTube with a
video tape of the broadcast happening.
To learn more about this colorful host - visit his website, Pat Troy's Irish
thoughts of a Special Fan, Bill Greehy,
and former fan club president from
the 50s and 60s, the late John Kolcun.
Carey, Jr. (aka "Dobe") has been a respected friend of Maureen O'Hara
appeared in "Rio Grande," "The Long Gray Line," and "Big Jake."
will enjoy his site which also
you an opportunity to purchase his book "In the Company of Heroes."
a find!!! Don't hesitate a minute - click on logo or the black
white pics above and take a wonderful trip down memory lane on the
Ernie Ford official website. Maureen O'Hara adored this man and
on his show October 8, 1959 and again for a TV special, "The Fabulous
in 1972. The website has everything - biography, TV appearances,
stars, music, merchandise. Enjoy the generous sampling of
songs. Brings back such great memories and maybe a tear to the
If we ever needed something of substance and quality, it's in these
Click on color photo of Ernie and Maureen above to visit "Fabulous
page I designed paying tribute to that TV spec
- More Links for
Film Lovers -
Foynes Flying Boat Museum - Foynes, Co. Limerick
Maureen's late husband, General Charles
Blair is honored in this museum. "During the 1930s
an early 1940s, the port of Foynes was the fulcrum point for air
between the U.S. and Europe. The flying boats were frequent
carrying a diverse range of people, from celebrities to refugees. The
Museum recalls this era with a comprehensive range of exhibits, graphic
illustrations and an audio-video show."
Brian Walker has a great website concept to
showcase tons of pictures
and information about your favorite "B" movie
actors from the 1950's and 1960's.
Take a look at what's playing and then click
on the screens to access the pages.