This list includes Irish supercentenarians (people from Ireland who have attained the age of at least 110 years) whose lifespans have been validated by an international body that specifically deals in longevity research, such as the Gerontology Research Group (GRG). There have been three validated supercentenarians from Ireland.[1] The oldest person ever to die in Ireland was Katherine Plunket at 111years, 327 days. The oldest ever person born in Ireland was Kathleen Snavely, who died aged 113 years, 140 days in the USA. The GRG reports that there are currently no living supercentenarians from Ireland.

Irish supercentenarians

Below is a list of the oldest living people from Ireland. Those listed as 'verified' have been validated by an international body that specifically deals in longevity research, such as the Gerontology Research Group.

      Deceased (Verified)       Pending       Unverified

Rank Name Sex Birth Death Age County of
birth
County of
death
1 Katherine Plunket [1] F 22 Nov 1820 14 Oct 1932 111 years, 327 days Louth Louth
Elizabeth Munson F 6 May 1872 2 Feb 1984 111 years, 272 days Dublin Dublin
2 Margaret Dolan [2] F 30 Aug 1893 2 Dec 2004 111 years, 94 days Galway Galway
3 Mary Ellen Geaney [2] F 2 Jan 1886 5 Apr 1996 110 years, 94 days Cork Cork

Irish emigrant supercentenarians

Rank Name Sex Birth Death Age County of
birth
Country
of death
1 Kathleen Snavely [3] F 16 Feb 1902 6 July 2015 113 years, 140 days Clare United StatesUSA
Margaret Hegarty [4] F 2 Apr 1880 14 Nov 1991 111 years, 240 days Cork United StatesUSA
Margaret Linehan F 27 Apr 1892 18 Feb 2003 110 years, 297 days Cork United StatesUSA
2 Catherine Furey [5] F 6 Apr 1893 30 Nov 2003 110 years, 238 days Roscommon United StatesUSA
3 Margaret Bly [6] F 28 June 1894 4 Aug 2004 110 years, 34 days Donegal United StatesUSA
Annie O'Donnell F 20 June 1894 5 July 2004 110 years, 15 days Donegal United StatesUSA
Mary Walsh [7] F 9 Apr 1908 12 Apr 2018 110 years, 3 days Mayo United StatesUSA

Chronological list of the oldest person in Ireland since 1984

      Validated / Under 110       Living       Pending

From To Name Sex Age when
oldest
Lifespan
? 14 Oct 1932
Katherine Plunket F ? - 111 22 Nov 1820 – 14 Oct 1932
111 years, 327 days
? 3 June 1937
Adelaide Burton F ? - 105 10 Mar 1832 – 3 June 1937
105 years, 85 days
? 3 Jan 1968
Anne Connaughton F ? - 106 c.12 May 1861 – 3 Jan 1968
106 years, c.236 days
? 2 Feb 1984
Elizabeth Munson F ? - 111 6 May 1872 – 2 Feb 1984
111 years, 272 days
2 Feb 1984 19 May 1984
(107 days)
Katie Duggan F 105–106 12 May 1878 – 19 May 1984
106 years, 7 days
19 May 1984 30 Sept 1984
(134 days)
Thomas Keaveney M 105–106 29 Sep 1878 – 30 Sep 1984
106 years, 1 day
30 Sept 1984 13 Apr 1985
(195 days)
Patrick Ward M 105–106 9 Mar 1879 – 13 Apr 1985
106 years, 35 days
13 Apr 1985 25 Nov 1985
(226 days)
Kate Taheny F 105–106 16 July 1879 – 25 Nov 1985
106 years, 132 days
25 Nov 1985 13 Feb 1986
(80 days)
Peter Harte M 104–105 21 Jan 1881 – 13 Feb 1986
105 years, 23 days
13 Feb 1986 10 Apr 1988
(2 yrs, 57 days)
Catherine Fitzmaurice F 103–106 26 Mar 1882 – 10 Apr 1988
106 years, 15 days
10 Apr 1988 6 Dec 1989
(1 yr, 240 days)
Bernardine O'Malley F 105–106 24 May 1883 – 6 Dec 1989
106 years, 196 days
6 Dec 1989 29 Mar 1992
(2 yrs, 114 days)
Maryann Henthorne F 106–108 8 Sept 1883 – 29 Mar 1992
108 years, 203 days
29 Mar 1992 29 Mar 1992
(0 days)
Mamie Geraghty F 107 11 Jan 1885 – 29 Mar 1992
107 years, 78 days
29 Mar 1992 8 Nov 1992
(224 days)
Agnes O'Brien F 107 6 Mar 1885 – 8 Nov 1992
107 years, 247 days
8 Nov 1992 2 Nov 1993
(359 days)
Margaret Cranny F 107–108 5 Aug 1885 – 2 Nov 1993
108 years, 89 days
2 Nov 1993 5 Apr 1996
(2 yrs, 155 days)
Mary Ellen Geaney F 107–110 2 Jan 1886 – 5 Apr 1996
110 years, 94 days
5 Apr 1996 9 Feb 1997
(310 days)
Annie Murphy F 105–106 21 May 1890 – 9 Feb 1997
106 years, 264 days
9 Feb 1997 25 Mar 1997
(44 days)
Carthage Bohan M 105 25 Dec 1891 – 25 Mar 1997
105 years, 90 days
25 Mar 1997 4 Nov 1998
(1 yr, 224 days)
Catherine Stapleton F 105–106 16 Feb 1892 – 4 Nov 1998
106 years, 261 days
4 Nov 1998 9 Feb 1999
(97 days)
Mary Murray F 106 29 May 1892 – 9 Feb 1999
106 years, 256 days
9 Feb 1999 20 Jan 2000
(345 days)
Mary O'Neill F 106–107 20 Aug 1892 – 20 Jan 2000
107 years, 153 days
20 Jan 2000 4 May 2000
(105 days)
John Ryan M 107 27 Nov 1892 – 4 May 2000
107 years, 129 days
4 May 2000 2 Dec 2004
(4 yrs, 212 days)
Margaret Dolan F 106–111 30 Aug 1893 – 2 Dec 2004
111 years, 94 days
2 Dec 2004 24 Feb 2006
(1 yr, 84 days)
Eileen Richardson F 108–109 29 May 1896 – 24 Feb 2006
109 years, 271 days
24 Feb 2006 16 Dec 2006
(295 days)
Annie Callan F 107–108 10 Feb 1898 – 16 Dec 2006
108 years, 309 days
16 Dec 2006 16 Jan 2008
(1 yr, 31 days)
Bridget Conroy F 106–107 27 Apr 1900 – 16 Jan 2008
107 years, 264 days
16 Jan 2008 12 Jan 2009
(362 days)
Margaret Conway F 106–107 8 May 1901 – 12 Jan 2009
107 years, 249 days
12 Jan 2009 18 Sept 2011
(2 yrs, 249 days)
Olivia Breen F 107–109 3 Oct 1901 – 18 Sept 2011
109 years, 350 days
18 Sept 2011 23 Sept 2011
(5 days)
Statia Kealy F 108 5 July 1903 – 23 Sept 2011
108 years, 80 days
23 Sept 2011 31 Dec 2012
(1 yr, 99 days)
Mary Kate Byrne F 107–108 14 Aug 1904 – 31 Dec 2012
108 years, 139 days
31 Dec 2012 20 Dec 2014
(1 yr, 354 days)
Margaret O'Connell F 107–109 27 Feb 1905 – 20 Dec 2014
109 years, 296 days
20 Dec 2014 16 Jan 2016
(1 yr, 27 days)
Molly Madden F 108–109 9 Dec 1906 – 16 Jan 2016
109 years, 38 days
16 Jan 2016 19 July 2016
(185 days)
Nora Canavan F 107–108 9 Mar 1908 – 19 July 2016
108 years, 132 days
19 July 2016 27 Dec 2016
(161 days)
Sarah Clancy F 108 2 May 1908 – 27 Dec 2016
108 years, 239 days
27 Dec 2016 25 Mar 2017
(88 days)
Elizabeth Gallagher F 108 15 Sept 1908 – 25 Mar 2017
108 years, 191 days
25 Mar 2017 7 Sept 2017
(166 days)
Margaret Boland F 107–108 28 Aug 1909 – 7 Sept 2017
108 years, 10 days
7 Sept 2017 20 Nov 2017
(74 days)
Dorothea Findlater F 107 26 Dec 1909 – 20 Nov 2017
107 years, 329 days
20 Nov 2017 13 May 2018
(174 days)
Elizabeth Dempsey F 107 23 June 1910 – 13 May 2018
107 years, 324 days
13 May 2018 1 July 2019
(1 yr, 49 days)
Mary Coyne F 107–108 30 Mar 1911 – 1 July 2019
108 years, 93 days
1 July 2019 Present
1 years, 203 days
Unidentified M 107–108* 2 July 1911 – Present
109 years, 202 days

Chronological list of the oldest man in Ireland since 1993

      Under 110       Living

From To Name Age when
oldest
Lifespan
? 20 Apr 1975
Jeremiah McCarthy ? - 105 12 Jan 1870 – 20 Apr 1975
105 years, 98 days
? 2 June 1980
Patrick Berry ? - 105 17 Mar 1875 – 2 June 1980
105 years, 77 days
? 8 Sept 1982
John Joe Cleary ? - 107 17 Mar 1875 – 8 Sept 1982
107 years, 175 days
8 Sept 1982 30 Sept 1984
(2 yrs, 22 days)
Thomas Keaveney 103–106 29 Sept 1878 – 30 Sept 1984
106 years, 1 day
30 Sept 1984 13 Apr 1985
(195 days)
Patrick Ward 105–106 9 Mar 1879 – 13 Apr 1985
106 years, 35 days
13 Apr 1985 13 Feb 1986
(306 days)
Peter Harte 104–105 21 Jan 1881 – 13 Feb 1986
105 years, 23 days
? 7 Mar 1993
Frank Peard ? – 106 1 Feb 1887 – 7 Mar 1993
106 years, 34 days
7 Mar 1993 12 Feb 1994
(342 days)
Patrick O'Flaherty 105–106 1 Feb 1888 – 12 Feb 1994
106 years, 11 days
12 Feb 1994 13 Feb 1995
(1 yr, 1 day)
John O'Leary 104–105 17 June 1889 – 13 Feb 1995
105 years, 241 days
13 Feb 1995 30 June 1996
(1 yr, 138 days)
James Gavin 103–105 4 June 1891 – 30 June 1996
105 years, 26 days
30 June 1996 25 Mar 1997
(268 days)
Carthage Bohan 104–105 25 Dec 1891 – 25 Mar 1997
105 years, 90 days
25 Mar 1997 4 May 2000
(3 yrs, 40 days)
John Ryan 104–107 27 Nov 1892 – 4 May 2000
107 years, 159 days
4 May 2000 23 Dec 2000
(233 days)
Tobias Burke 104–105 Aug 1895 – 23 Dec 2000
105 years, c.135 days
23 Dec 2000 3 July 2003
(2 yrs, 192 days)
Tom Barry 104–107 1 June 1896 – 3 July 2003
107 years, 32 days
3 July 2003 21 Jan 2006
(2 yrs, 202 days)
Leo Billings 103–106 14 July 1899 – 21 Jan 2006
106 years, 191 days
21 Jan 2006 22 Feb 2007
(1 yr, 32 days)
Patrick Greene 105–106 6 June 1900 – 22 Feb 2007
106 years, 261 days
22 Feb 2007 2 Oct 2007
(222 days)
Dan Keating 105 2 Jan 1902 – 2 Oct 2007
105 years, 273 days
2 Oct 2007 5 Jan 2010
(2 yrs, 95 days)
Maiben Roberts 103–105 21 Apr 1904 – 5 Jan 2010
105 years, 259 days
5 Jan 2010 13 Nov 2010
(312 days)
Paddy Gleeson 105–106 20 May 1904 – 13 Nov 2010
106 years, 177 days
13 Nov 2010 30 Apr 2011
(168 days)
Michael Fitzsimons 105–106 23 Feb 1905 – 30 Apr 2011
106 years, 66 days
30 Apr 2011 9 Nov 2014
(3 yrs, 193 days)
Luke Dolan 104–108 4 June 1906 – 9 Nov 2014
108 years, 158 days
9 Nov 2014 25 Jan 2015
(77 days)
Michael Lambert 107 5 Oct 1907 – 25 Jan 2015
107 years, 112 days
25 Jan 2015 10 May 2015
(105 days)
John O'Brien 104 Sept 1910 – 10 May 2015
104 years, c.222 days
10 May 2015 2016
(1 yr, ? days)
Unidentified 104–105/6 9 Dec 1910 – 2016
105/106
2016 18 Feb 2018
(1 yr, 49 days+)
Vincent Gavin 105–106 12 Apr 1911 – 18 Feb 2018
106 years, 312 days
18 Feb 2018 Present
2 years, 336 days
Unidentified 106–108* Born 2 July 1911
109 years, 202 days

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 GRG Table B
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Supercentenarian Data -- Table E". Gerontology Research Group. 9 January 2015. http://supercentenarian-research-foundation.org/TableE.aspx. Retrieved 9 January 2015. 
  3. GRG Validated Living Supercentenarians As of September 10, 2014. Retrieved 9 January 2015. The Gerontology Research Group (GRG) lists persons as living whose age has been validated and who have been confirmed to be alive within the past year.
  4. Ireland’s Oldest People Finbarrconnolly.com
  5. GRG Deaths in 2003
  6. "Current Validated Living Supercentenarians". GRG. http://www.grg.org/Adams/E.HTM. Retrieved 15 September 2013. 
  7. Mary Campbell Walsh Fluvanna Review
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