The Quiet Man
One of the highlights of the family’s career came in 1951 when ‘The Quiet Man’ was filmed at nearby Ashford Castle. Many of the costumes were tailored by the O’Máille family.
Members of the cast including John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara visited the shop personally, creating a major sensation in Galway City.
Mary O’Máille travelled to Ashford Castle to complete fittings for Maureen O’Hara’s outfits.
The O’Máille’s association with ‘The Quiet Man’ has brought the business international acclaim and to this day tourists travel especially to the store to see where the costumes were made.
Left to right: Frank Ford, John Wayne, Victor McLagan, John Ford (Director) and Barry Fitzgerald (seated)
© Connacht Tribune Group Used with permission.