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Fresh as a daisy: The enduring love for The Quiet Man as it marks 70th anniversary

As the film turns 70, Ivan Little reminisces on his love for it, and speaks to one high profile NI fan...

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Maureen O'Hara and John Wayne in The Quiet Man

Maureen O'Hara and John Wayne in The Quiet Man

Ivan in Cong, Co Mayo

Ivan in Cong, Co Mayo

Eamonn Holmes and Victoria Smurfit

Eamonn Holmes and Victoria Smurfit

Ivan Little and wife Siofra at the Quiet Man statue

Ivan Little and wife Siofra at the Quiet Man statue

John Wayne in The Quiet Man

John Wayne in The Quiet Man

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Maureen O'Hara and John Wayne in The Quiet Man

Eamonn Holmes has lost count of the number of times he’s watched one of his favourite movies, The Quiet Man which is celebrating the 70th anniversary of its release this year.

It may be sentimental slush, but it’s the best medicine I know for making me feel good,” says Eamonn. “As soon as I hear the music and see the wonderful technicolour pictures I’m happily hooked.”


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