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John Wayne: King of Cong.

Fri Sep 16, 2005 10:40 pm

"The Quiet Man" movie has spawned an industry in the West of Ireland.

Like the "Malteses Falcon" it has become a huge favourite with audiences throughout the world.

http://www.quietman-cong.com/history.htm

It was filmed in is a particularly beautiful area, but in some scenes John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara covered hundreds of Irish miles in seconds!

On boring rainy days we put the video on, and recite the dialogue word for word along with the "Oirish" characters so beloved of Americans...and the British too:-)

We often sit in cafes and pubs in Cong and listen to visitors talking about the characters as if they really existed:-)

Fri Sep 16, 2005 11:16 pm

Maurice wrote:
On boring rainy days we put the video on, and recite the dialogue word for word along with the "Oirish" characters so beloved of Americans...and the British too:-)


Between that, bitching about the business of Americans and being a self-promoting blowhard, it's amazing you have time to eat & take a crap.

Sat Sep 17, 2005 2:18 pm

Well bird-brain, we have by now sorted out the fools here, so why should I reply to one of them?

Well because it's actually fun helping you to make an even bigger fool of yourself :lol:

Besides I am very good at blowing away the competition...even if I say so myself :oops:

http://www.quietman-cong.com/history.htm

Sat Sep 17, 2005 5:06 pm

Maurice the only thing that matters so much about this scenario is John Wayne the American icon.

As for people actually remembering Ireland from it. :lol:

The biggest thing that Ireland has in the states are crooked Irish cops in movies. You ever heard the stereotype of "never trust an Irish man"?

Have there been any scientific achievements in Ireland? I would be curious to find out.

I have nothing against the Irish, but this self promotion sure gets old...as well as the current trend of trashing America...oh wait, I have said this before...and before that... :roll:

Sat Sep 17, 2005 6:52 pm

Self promotion..? Now that's funny coming from some here who actually post more than the mailman...all about themselves- in depth!!! :lol:

But please keep me busy!

Your ignorance of other countries and their culture is typical of the naive American tourists we meet here every day.

I certainly would not ask such a stupid question of my educated American friends and the many others we speak to here in Ireland and in the USA.

Cultured people usually know a lot about Ireland because of our great literature and our standing in the scientific world. Especially these days when our first class university graduates attract many High Tec companies (American) which have helped make our booming economy the envy of Europe.

http://understandingscience.ucc.ie/page ... ntists.htm

Sat Sep 17, 2005 6:55 pm

You know the difference between you and me....I never claimed to know.

Still waiting on those achievements.

You guys do drink alot..and there is a hell of a basketball team..not bad music either.

Sat Sep 17, 2005 7:13 pm

The link will take you to some Irish scientific achievements.

You will have already read Swift, Wilde, Goldsmith, Shaw, Joyce, Yeats etc :lol: Our great writers are known throughout the civilised world.

Our Ancient history is second to none. As you may be Alive/inquisitive enough to explore http://www.knowth.com

Sat Sep 17, 2005 9:40 pm

Your history says nothing of the achievments from your country alone.

I stated SCIENTIFIC contributions. Not idealogy.

Sun Sep 18, 2005 8:21 am

http://understandingscience.ucc.ie/page ... ntists.htm for the second time..just click on the link and educate yourself a little.

Now back to John Wayne and "The Quiet Man" :) Yesterday I bought Maureen O' Hara's autobiography, with a Hollywood screenwriter John Nicoletti, "Tis Herself" a memoir.

Charles Laughton wanted to adopt her. So there is a link to Elvis too.

Irishman, Sean Aloysius Kilmartin O' Feeney, alias John Ford, directed O'Hara and Wayne in some memorable movies.

Sun Sep 18, 2005 8:25 pm

I gotta admit that you have came up with some very good information and I only wanted proof for my curiosity.

I had read about Ireland not having significant achievements in a link and thought that it couldn't be true.

I really would like to know what that author meant. I would think that most countries had their share.

Perhaps he was speaking of specific Irish industries vs having an Irish origin.