MAUREEN O’ HARA’s SAD LAST DAYS

Published on: July 16, 2014
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MAUREEN O’ HARA’s SAD LAST DAYS

In exile from her beloved Emerald Isle, MAUREEN O’HARA, is now too frail to return.

“THE QUIET MAN” beauty is "highly unlikely" to set foot on Irish soil again, her manager confirmed.

As The ENQUIRER reported previously nearly two years ago the red headed beauty, who starred in 64 movies, abruptly left her retirement home in Glengarriff following a legal war with former personal assistant, Carolyn Murphy.

The legal dispute caused the plans for a film museum and movie school in O'Hara's name to be abandoned in the Cork County seaside town.

She has been residing in Boise, Idaho.

After a request was made in recent weeks for her to receive the Freedom of Dublin City there was hope that the Irish screen legend might make one final visit to Ireland to receive the honor.

But her manager, Johnny Nicoletti, said it is no longer feasible for O’Hara star, who turns 94 in August and requires round-the-clock health care to make the long trip across the Atlantic from Idaho.

Nicoletti said the Dublin-born actress would be deeply honored to receive the coveted civic award, but would be represented by members of her family at any future awards ceremony in Ireland.

 "Maureen’s family are supportive of her being granted the Freedom of Dublin,” he said. “It would be a huge honor, but the letter is not something they ever solicited.

"But given her age, it just won't be plausible for her to travel to Ireland. It just won't happen because the trip is too long.

"If she is invited over, we'll make sure that members of her family are there to represent her and try and arrange a video link-up with Maureen."

Despite suffering from Type 2 diabetes and advanced years, the still-glamorous screen siren is "in good health".  She is said to be enjoying “quality time” with her family including her two great-grandchildren.

O’Hara’s official site webmaster June Porter Beck said Maureen’s heart will always remain in Ireland.

"She loves Ireland and would love nothing more than to watch the boats go by in Glengarriff.

“That would be her dream."