A sale has just been agreed upon for the Irish home of film star Maureen O’Hara, after the asking price dropped to under $2 million.
Lugdine Park, the Glengariff, Co. Cork estate of the “Quiet Man” star first went on the market in October, after O’Hara decided she would permanently move to the US, to be with her family in Idaho. It was initially listed for $2.45 million (€2.3 million), then first dropped to $2.38 million (€2.1 million).
Just this week, the price for the 45-acre, 5 bedroom property dropped a further 20% to $1.97 million (€1.85 million).
As of Thursday evening, the listing shows that a sale has been agreed.
O’Hara purchased Lugdine with her late husband Charles Blair in 1970, and used it as a holiday home until 2005 when she moved there permanently. The property is just outside the town of Glengarrif, on the Cork/Kerry border, and affords spectacular seafront views.
In addition to the main house there is a cottage, a private bathing beach, and two private islands. The grounds of the estate are located close to Glengarrif Golf Course and include more than 30 "ladies" walks to choose from.
The house has previous history, too. It was built in 1935 by the son of businessman William Martin Murphy, who created the Irish Independent newspaper and who was at the center of the 1913 Lockout.
In a previous interview, O’Hara told the Irish Times that she had wonderful and treasured memories of the spot.
“I have too many wonderful memories of Glengarriff to pick just one. One is starting my golf tournament that goes on every summer. All of us, the whole village, pulled together to get it going. And it still is today. You miss Ireland for all your life when you leave. I miss looking out my bedroom window at the boats coming in and eating at Casey’s.”