The Quite Man movie trail

I just spotted this great article on The Quiet Man movie trail – I love the movie and have been meaning to take a trip up to Cong to check out the Quiet Man cottage – White o’Mornin for some time – this article is a great reference! See the original article at Hello Magazine Travel ‘The Quiet Man’ movie trail Discover the green landscapes of the Emerald Isle and the setting of the endearing love story starring John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara, in which the director John Ford paid tribute to the land of his fathers. For the film, the American director of Irish descent created the now mythical town of Innisfree as a setting for the love story between the former boxer Sean Thornton, portrayed with a gentle warmth by the mythical John Wayne, and the indomitable Mary Kate Danaher, a redhead with “a fearful temper”, brought to life on screen by Maureen O’Hara. And whileInnisfree is a fiction brought into being by movie magic and the genius of John Ford, the locations where the filming took place are as real and as unmistakably Irish as ancient taverns serving pints of stout while intermittent rain falls on gentle green hills. The main location used for The Quiet Man was the tiny village of Cong on the borders ofCounty Galway and County Mayo in the west of Ireland. Like the rest of Ireland, the countryside around Cong boasts a multitude of shades of green. In fact, the colour appears in every scene of the film – though hardly at all in the costumes – and the result was such that at the first showing, studio chief Herbert Yates proclaimed it...