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Saturday 19 August 2017

Legendary Hollywood Starlet Maureen O'Hara puts €2.3m home up for sale

Maureen O'Hara House
Maureen O'Hara House
Maureen O'Hara

The Quiet Man star Maureen O'Hara is bidding a final farewell to Ireland and has put her Cork home on the market for €2.3m.

Lugdine Park - which was bought by Maureen and her late husband Charles Blair in 1970 - is set on 35 acres of land near the Glengarriff.

The 94-year-old, who is best known for her role opposite John Wayne in The Quiet Man in 1952, is now living in the US to be closer to her family.

The house is surrounded by woodland, has a private beach and two islands, and overlooks Glengarriff Bay. The main house at Lugdine Park stretches to 3,665 sq ft but needs some updating. Maureen last lived there in 2005.

"You miss Ireland for all your life when you leave," she said. "I miss looking out my bedroom window at the boats coming in and eating at Casey's."

The land was owned originally by the industrialist William Martin Murphy, founder of the Irish Independent newspaper.

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