When O’Hara made an emotional return to Cong in 2011 for celebrations to mark the 60th anniversary of The Quiet Man, parish priest Fr Paddy Gilligan was asked to privately bring her communion in her room at Ashford Castle

Burnished by autumnal sunshine, the bronze double sculpture of John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara was attracting a steady stream of camera-toting visitors (...)

Maureen O’Hara and John Wayne in The Quiet Man. Photograph: Kobal

When Seán Ó Tuairisg was a gasúr in short pants at school in Connemara, he was out in the playground when the film crew associated with John Ford’s Th(...)

Maureen O’Hara photographed in her front yard in Los Angeles. Photograph: Harold Filan/AP Photo

It may seem odd to describe a middle-class lady from Ranelagh in the following terms, but, with the death of Maureen O’Hara at 95, cinema has lost a o(...)

Actor Maureen O’Hara pictures in  1943. Photograph: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

Maureen O’Hara, who died on Saturday, was Ireland’s first great Hollywood star and appeared in over 50 films. Ranked among the world’s most beautiful(...)

Lost and sound: Carpenter in studio during the recording of Lost Themes

When they go on (and on, and on) about the Movie Brat generation who rocked Hollywood in the 1970s – the likes of Scorsese, Spielberg and Coppola –(...)

Tommy Lee Jones: ‘For as long as people are making movies, they’re going to sometimes make movies about the history of their country.’ Photograph: Andrew Testa/New York Times

Watch any documentary about John Ford and odds are the film will feature archive footage of an eager young Peter Bogdanovich attempting to get some(...)

Legendary Irish actor Maureen O’Hara has placed her beloved west Cork home on the market for €2.3 million. In 2012 the 94-year-old star of the silv(...)

A still from the Jameson ad

Have you heard the one about the American TV commercial that portrayed the Irish as a modern, sophisticated European nation instead of a race of ru(...)

 Maureen O’Hara photographed  in Ranelagh, Dublin in 2010 when she formally opened the Ranelagh Arts Festival. The Quiet Man star Maureen O’Hara has been awarded a lifetime achievement Oscar from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times.

Dublin-born actor Maureen O’Hara is to receive a lifetime achievement Oscar from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.The 94-year-old who a(...)

Film director John Ford: His son says he  got his   1942 film The Battle of Midway  past the military censors  by getting a private screening for President Franklin D Roosevelt, who said afterwards: “I want every American to see the film.”

Irishman Joe Dunne received a message of congratulations from Prince William at the weekend. Prince William is the regimental colonel of the Irish Gu(...)