Cork County Council want to honor the iconic ‘Quiet Man’ actress Maureen O’Hara and is asking the public to submit their ideas.
O’Hara found global fame thanks to her starring roles in Hollywood movies including the iconic "Quiet Man," but in her later years she lived a quiet life outside the small town of Glengariff in West Cork.
When she was well into her 90s she moved back across the pond to live with her grandson and his family in Idaho, where she passed away shortly thereafter.
Now Cork County Council thinks its time that Glengariff’s most famous resident has a permanent memorial in the town she called home.
The budget for the artwork is $60,000 and the winning design will be chosen for its “artistic merit, suitability of artwork to the location, suitability of the materials used, and representation of the subject matter.”
In a statement to the Journal.ie a spokesperson said:
“Cork County Council, working with the local community, have applied for and been approved for funding to erect a memorial in Glengarriff from the Town and Village improvement scheme. This is one of many schemes that have got approval across Cork county.
“Cork County Council continue to work with local groups to improve towns and villages across the county for the benefit of local residents and visitors to the region.”