Actress Maureen O’Hara sells her longtime retreat with private islands in County Cork, Ireland

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Actress Maureen O’Hara has sold her longtime home in County Cork, Ireland, for an estimated $1.8 million.

Two private islands are part of the 35-acre coastline property, known as Lugdine Park. In addition to the main house there’s a guest cottage and free-standing swimsuit changing rooms. Views take in Glengarriff Bay and the mountains beyond.

Although O’Hara was caught up in the charm of the local village, scenery and rural setting in selecting the home in 1970, her then-husband Charles F. Blair Jr. saw the nearby water as a “perfect place to land a seaplane,” she is quoted as saying in the property brochure.


Bay and dormer windows and a pitched roof add character to the 3,665-square-foot, five-bedroom main house, which is surrounded by a driveway.

Excluded in the sale but available for separate purchase were the household furniture, machinery and “the chattels within the house.” That’s Irish for personal possessions.

More than two dozen “ladies walks,” or nature paths, crisscross the grounds. Real estate descriptions don’t get much quainter than that.

Marketing details further noted that “the property is fully alarmed.”

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O’Hara, 95, has starred in more than 60 movies during her 75-year career including “How Green Was My Valley” (1941), “Miracle on 34th Street” (1947) and “The Quiet Man” (1952). She received an honorary Oscar last year for her lifetime contribution to film.

Sherry FitzGerald, a Christie’s International Real Estate affiliate in Ireland, handled the transaction. Roseanne De Vere-Hunt was the selling agent.


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