The Quiet Man cottage is in Cong, County Mayo. It's where the iconic Irish movie of the same name was filmed.
For the third day of our Twelve Days of Christmas Irish Gift Giveaways, we have a very special prize, especially for any Maureen O'Hara or John Wayne fans.
This gift is once again brought to you by Aidan from Gifts of Ireland. It is a shout out to one of Ireland's most beloved films or movies.
And so, without further ado, let me show you our third lovely prize.
(A quick tip from Mom - Take a look at the video at the top or side of this post to see the prize in more detail plus you'll hear a lovely Irish Christmas blessing at the end.)
Day 3 Prize: Belleek Quiet Man Cottage Ornament
Have you every watched the film, The Quiet Man? It's one of Ireland's most beloved movies.
John Ford's 1952 Oscar winner is a tribute to an Ireland that no longer exists, or one that may never have existed outside of the imagination of poets and storytellers. It's a classic.
Sean Thornton, played by John Wayne, is a boxer who leaves America after accidentally killing an opponent in the ring. He returns to his native Ireland, with an eye to purchasing his family's old homestead. He wants to get away fromt the hustle and bustle of life in America and simply live in peace.
But it isn't long before he falls for Mary Kate Danaher, played by Maureen O'Hara, the fiery red head, and sister of Will Danaher, who had his eye on the Thornton property.
Will objects to the budding romance between his sister and the American, and when she marries Sean, her brother refuses to pay her dowry. Well, Mary Kate will not accept she is married until her husband claims her dowry. She wants that dowry, even if her peace loving husband has to fight for it. Sparks fly, the drama explodes, and movie history is made as the story of the Danahers and Thorntons unfolds on the screen.
By today's standards Thornton's treatment of Mary Kate may be considered politically incorrect, but it was made in a different era. No matter what, I think this film will always remain a classic.
The movie was filmed on location in Cong, County Mayo in the west of Ireland. The cottage still remains in this quaint little village, near the famous Ashford Castle hotel.
The streets of the village are beautiful, and any visitor who has seen the movie will immediately recognize where some of the scenes were shot.
Check Out Our Video Prize Reveal
At the top of this post I've shared another short video featuring this lovely prize.
You'll get a much better appreciation for this thatched cottage piece if you watch the video.
Here's today's lovely blessing.
You'll find this blessing here, plus you can print and save this graphic.
How To Purchase From Gifts of Ireland
Aidan stocks a wide selection of gifts from Belleek Pottery.
You can purchase this lovely Christmas Thatched Cottage ornament through this link...
There are some great reductions in Aidan's shop right now, if you would like to take a look.
How To Enter Our Giveaway
One reader will win a Belleek Pottery Quiet Man Cottage ornament.
To enter simply leave a comment on this blog post by noon Eastern Time on Tuesday, November 30th, 2021.
You can write any comment. If you need inspiration why not let us know if you have ever watched the movie The Quiet Man and if so did you like it?
If you live in Canada or Ireland, then please answer the following question in your comment by typing A, B or C for the correct answer ...
Which Irish actress starred in the Quiet Man movie?
A. Brenda Fricker
B. Saoirse Ronan
C. Maureen O'Hara
A winning comment will be chosen randomly using the Pick Giveaway Winner Wordpress plug-in.
Remember to leave your e-mail so that I can contact you should you win. Your e-mail won’t be published, just used to contact our winner for mailing of the prize.
The winner will be announced on Tuesday, November 30th, 2021, at the bottom of this blog post.
You may check out Irish American Mom’s complete terms and conditions for sweepstakes’ entries here.
A bit thank you to all who support this giveaway and share it with family and friends. Why not spread a little Irish Christmas cheer with those you love this year?
Any many thanks to the good folks at Gifts of Ireland for so generously sponsoring this prize, and all the prizes in our 12 Days of Christmas Irish Gift Giveaways.
Don't forget to stop by tomorrow for Day 4 of our Irish giveaways. And don't forget to enter our Day 2 giveaway for the lovely Connemara Cottage Christmas Ornament.
I'll add links to all our giveaways as we progress through our 12 days of Christmas.
- May The Road Rise To Meet You Irish Blessing Plate Day Twelve Gift
- Irish Tweed Cap Day Eleven Prize
- Health, Love and Happiness Ogham Wishes Day Ten Gift
- Love, Loyalty and Friendship Irish Wall Art Day 9 Gift
- Celtic Pocket Watch By Mullingar Pewter Day 8 Gift
- Erin Knitwear Hat For Her Day Seven Gift
- Celtic Cross Silver Pendant Day Six Gift
- Donegal Tweed Scarf Day Five Christmas Gift
- Ireland Photo Frame Day Four Christmas Giveaway Prize
- Quiet Man Cottage - Day Three Prize For Christmas
- Day Two Of Our Twelve Days of Christmas Giveaways
- Day One Of Our Twelve Days Of Christmas Giveaways
UPDATE: WINNER CHOSEN
Our third winner in our Twelve Days of Christmas Giveaways has been randomly chosen using the Pick Giveaway Winner Plug-in for WordPress.
And the lucky reader is ….
Erin Magner Asciola
I’ll send an email to arrange mailing of her prize. A big thank you to everyone for supporting this giveaway by leaving comments. I thoroughly enjoyed reading each and every comment.
Thank you all for supporting our Irish American community and our Irish Gifts Giveaway spree.
Have a safe and happy holiday season.
Slán agus beannacht,
(Goodbye and blessings)
Mairéad -Irish American Mom
Pronunciation - slawn ah-gus ban-ock-th
Mairéad - rhymes with parade
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