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One of the world’s most iconic train stations is now at a real risk of collapse if urgent action is not taken, according to conservation experts. An international crowd funding campaign is being launched at the station this evening (Thursday) to raise an urgently-needed €30,000 which is required to restore the roof on the Ballyglunin train station in County Galway.
The Gathering Ireland has announced the details of hundreds of special festivals and events that will take place over the final quarter of the year. The events, spanning sports, music, theatre, business and community are expected to welcome thousands of additional overseas visitors to Ireland in the next three months.
One of the most remarkable theatrical performances of the summer in the west was the Abbey Acts’ production of The Quiet Man, held in the unusual location of a goods shed at an abandoned railway station. However, it provided the catalyst for a string of performances which captured the imagination of Quiet Man fans and drama afficionados and saw the production being brought this weekend to An Taibhdhearc in Galway
Ballyglunin will be transported back 50 years this month when a stage production of The Quiet Man will be performed at the iconic railway station which featured in the famous film.
At last filming The Quiet Man began in June 1951, during one of the sunniest summers on record. Everything went smoothly. There was a genuine outpouring of goodwill from the people of Cong and everywhere in Ireland, towards the project. The crew and cast were happy. The actors were generous with signing autographs, making guest appearances at charity events, and had an excellent working relationship with the director John Ford. Ford was in wonderful good form. He had exorcised his war ghosts by making an astonishing 10 movies in only six years. Now he was relaxed and cheerful, beaming to be in Ireland with great actors, many of whom were his friends, and a script which he clearly liked. He had already worked out changes which he had discussed with his friend and adviser Brian Desmond Hurst in their rented house in Spiddal.
The licensee of Pat Cohan’s Pub, Cong — which is better known as the Quiet Man pub — was before Ballinrobe District Court last week for permitting people on the premises after closing time.
James Bond star Roger Moore is to shoot a romantic comedy in Mayo.
THE QUIET Man, starring John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara remains one of the best loved films of all time, and is now the subject of a new book, edited by two Galway based academics.