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Hurrah - The Iconic Quiet Man Train Station In Galway Has Been Saved

By Sarah

June 27, 2017 at 12:27pm

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The Galway train station made famous in Hollywood classic The Quiet Man has been saved thanks to determined fundraising efforts from the local community.

Last month a crowdfunding drive was launched to raise €30,000 for a new roof for the Ballyglunin, known as 'Castletown' in the film.

And they've done it!

Even Liam Neeson had given his support to the cause, saying:

"I have been a professional actor for over 40 years, and during that time I have had the great fortune to have made over 70 films with many world renowned directors. Of all those directors, I would say 60 of them have said that John Ford's, The Quiet Man, is in their top 5 list of favorite and influential films. The movie has become part of Irish folklore and is justifiably and rightly called a Classic film. 

The Ballyglunin train station in Co. Galway played a significant part in that film.  The station is now showing its age, and requires urgent repair. We must save this iconic building, otherwise it will be lost. 

Plans for when the station is repaired include having it as a wedding venue, and possibly developing it into an arts centre.

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