Liam Neeson supports Quiet Man station appeal
Hollywood legend Liam Neeson has thrown his support behind a campaign to save the iconic train station from the classic film The Quiet Man.
The station was one of the most memorable settings from the 1952 love story starring John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara.
It is now in a state of disrepair and fans of the classic movie are desperately trying to raise the funds needed to get it restored to its former glory.
Liam Neeson has previously spoken about his love of the Quiet Man and his admiration for both Wayne and O’Hara.
He has now got in touch with the campaigners to save the station, which is located in Co Galway, and written an appeal for the fundraising effort.
It says: “I have been a professional actor for over 40 years, and during that time I have had the great fortune to have made over 70 films with many world renowned directors.
Of all those directors, I would say 60 of them have said that John Ford’s, “The Quiet Man,” is in their top 5 list of favourite and influential films. The movie has become part of Irish folklore and is justifiably and rightly called a Classic film.
“The Ballyglunin train station in Co. Galway played a significant part in that film. The station is now showing its age, and requires urgent repair. We must save this iconic building, otherwise it will be lost.
If you would like to help with the appeal then you can donate at the fundit page.