The cottage at Maam, Connemara, Co. Galway, is likely to receive ‘protected’ status in the near future.
It was made famous by The Quiet Man film, starring John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara, and will be one of about seven or eight buildings in County Galway that are proposed to be added to the list of protected structures.
The list will be published later this month, and will be displayed for six weeks. Members of the public can make submissions and observations during this time.
After the consultation period is up, Galway County Council will make a decision as to whether or not to add the cottage to the protected structure list.
The building is currently owned by Canadian Gregory Ebbitt, and has gradually fallen into a state of disrepair since he bought it in the 1980s.