The View from the Bridge, ©John O’Grady, 2013
Acrylic on Panel 12″x 12″
Not for Sale (NFS)
This is the view looking west to Connemara from the bridge at Leam just outside
The bridge became famous as it featured at the start of the film “The Quiet Man” by John Ford. The scene
features John Wayne and Barry Fitzgerald.
The locals say that you could rebuild the stone bridge three times over, with the amount
of tourists who have bought a “genuine” piece of the bridge.
I visited there many years ago and took a photograph of the reflections in the water and the
floating weeds. The clear water and the bright coloured weeds gave the photograph an interesting