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Tourists keep taking stones from The Quiet Man cottage and this plan might stop them

One campaigner said, “Sean and Mary Kate’s ‘wee humble cottage’ is finally going to get the chance it so richly deserves.”

THE COTTAGE THAT featured in the The Quiet Man may soon be added to the list of protected structure.

The cottage in Maam, Connemara which was made famous by the 1952 film starring Maureen O’Hara and John Wayne has fallen into ruin in recent years.

A tree is growing in the middle of it and stones are being taken from it by tourists.

10401958_867272573330557_5361747681551416975_n Source: Skycam via YouTube

However, groups such as the White O’Morn Foundation and Save the Quiet Man Cottage have campaigned tirelessly to ensure it’s not demolished.

Later this month a list of public buildings seeking to be added to the Record of Protected Structures (RPS) will be published and the public will have six weeks to make submissions.

Former Galway Mayor and current Galway County Councillor Thomas Welby said this will be advertised in the local paper. It’s understood the nearby Quiet Man Bridge will also be included.

The list will then be presented to relevant Government bodies before a vote is held by Galway County Council.

11156240_879944558730025_4806454492388885310_n Source: The Quiet Man via Facebook

White O’Morn recently posted on its Facebook page:

Hopefully, Sean and Mary Kate’s ‘wee humble cottage’ is finally going to get the chance it so richly deserves.

Here’s the original trailer of the film, where it’s described as ‘a wonderful picture’:

Source: Jim Fisher/YouTube

The Quiet Man cottage is currently owned by an American man.

Read: Original ‘The Quiet Man’ short story turns 80>

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