Maureen O’Hara has had three bouts of cancer and has diabetes, but at 89 years young, she keeps on keeping on, and the smile that made her a silver screen siren is as bright as ever.

“There is no pain. I have had cancer three times so I am a survivor. I do think people should see to it that they get treatment – and don't be afraid,” "The Quiet Man" actress told the Limerick Leader this week while visiting Foynes Flying Boat Museum.

So what is her philosophy for her battling spirit?

"As long as God doesn't yet want you, you keep going. I tell people not to be afraid. I should be terrified but I am confident that Charlie Blair and John Wayne have been to God and said: 'Keep her out of here for another while," the legendary Irish actress said.

O’Hara was in the West Limerick town to promote the museum’s latest book. A long time supporter of the museum, the Dublin native's late husband, Captain Charlie Blair, flew the last flying boat out of Foynes in 1945 and 24 hours later was the first pilot to land a plane at Shannon airport.