Maureen O'Hara

Maureen O’Hara is one of only a handful of great actors born in Ireland

The great Maureen O’Hara, star of The Quiet Man and Miracle on 34th Street, was born in Ranelagh in 1920. Now aged 93, she lives in Glengarriff in Cork. O’Hara trained as an actor at the Abbey Theatre and the Ena Mary Burke School of Drama and Elocution in Dublin. Her father owned shares in Shamrock Rovers F.C. and she remains a fan.

With thanks to Maureen O’Hara

Watch a clip of Maureen O’Hara in ‘The Quiet Man’