Farewell to film legend Maureen

Published 27/10/2015 | 00:00

Maureen O Hara with her Hall of Fame award at the JFK Visitor Centre in July 2011
Maureen O Hara with her Hall of Fame award at the JFK Visitor Centre in July 2011

film legend Maureen O'Hara, who passed away on Saturday, brought a touch of glamour to County Wexford in July 2011 when she visited the Irish America Hall of Fame at the Dunbrody Visitor Centre in New Ross.

The flame-haired screen siren's extraordinary life achievements were honoured and celebrated at the ceremony, which was hosted by broadcaster George Hook. Today O'Hara features alongside other honorees including former US President Bill Clinton.

The Hall of Fame celebrates the lives, works and achievements of noted Irish individuals and focuses on the stories of famous descendants of emigrants such as President John F. Kennedy, literary genius Eugene O'Neill (whose roots are in Tullogher) and Donald Keough of Coca-Cola (whose family were from New Ross).

O'Hara later said her greatest achievement was becoming 'the first person recognised as an Irishwoman all over the world.'

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