Thursday October 29, 2020

Galway 32-acre estate is steeped in western history

The 18th-century Ballyglunin Park is a true throwback to old Ireland, writes Catherine Healy

30th July, 2017
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Ballyglunin Park, Co Galway: on the market for €850,000

Fans of John Ford’s The Quiet Man will probably remember John Wayne steaming into a Galway train station in its opening scene. Known as Castletown in the classic film, Ballyglunin station was closed in 1976 after more than a century of service on the old Limerick-Claremorris line. Such is the affection felt for the now-abandoned railway terminal that more than 450 funders stepped in to support a recent campaign to restore its roof.

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