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This list includes Irish supercentenarians (people from Ireland who have attained the age of at least 110 years) whose lifespans have been verified by an international body that specifically deals in longevity research, such as the Gerontology Research Group (GRG). There have been three verified 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 182014 Oct 1932 111 years, 327 days LouthLouth
Elizabeth Munson F 6 May 18722 Feb 1984 111 years, 272 days DublinDublin
2 Margaret Dolan [2] F 30 Aug 18932 Dec 2004 111 years, 94 days GalwayGalway
3 Mary Ellen Geaney [2] F 2 Jan 18865 Apr 1996 110 years, 94 days CorkCork

Irish emigrant supercentenarians

Rank Name Sex Birth Death Age County of
birth
Country
of death
1 Kathleen Snavely [3] F 16 Feb 19026 July 2015 113 years, 140 days ClareUSA FlagUSA
Margaret Linehan F 27 Apr 189218 Feb 2003 110 years, 297 days CorkUSA FlagUSA
2 Catherine Furey [4] F 6 Apr 189330 Nov 2003 110 years, 238 days RoscommonUSA FlagUSA
3 Margaret Bly [5] F 28 June 18944 Aug 2004 110 years, 34 days DonegalUSA FlagUSA
Annie O'Donnell F 20 June 18945 July 2004 110 years, 15 days DonegalUSA FlagUSA

Chronological list of the oldest person in Ireland since 1984

      Verified/Under 110       Verified/Under 110 (living)       Pending       Unverified

From To Name Sex Age(s) when oldest Lifespan
?2 Feb 1984
Elizabeth Munson F ? - 111 6 May 1872 – 2 Feb 1984
111 years, 272 days
2 Feb 198419 May 1984
(107 days)
Katie Duggan F 105 - 106 12 May 1878 – 19 May 1984
106 years, 7 days
19 May 198430 Sept 1984
(134 days)
Thomas Keaveney M 105 - 106 29 Sept 1878 – 30 Sept 1984
106 years, 1 day
30 Sept 198414 Apr 1985
(196 days)
Patrick Ward M 105 - 106 9 Mar 1879 – 14 Apr 1985
106 years, 36 days
14 Apr 198513 Feb 1986
(305 days)
Peter Harte M 104 - 105 21 Jan 1881 – 13 Feb 1986
105 years, 23 days
13 Feb 198610 Apr 1988
(2 years, 57 days)
Catherine Fitzmaurice F 103 - 106 26 Mar 1882 – 10 Apr 1998
106 years, 15 days
10 Apr 19886 Dec 1989
(1 year, 240 days)
Bernardine O'Malley F 105 - 106 24 May 1883 – 6 Dec 1989
106 years, 196 days
6 Dec 198929 Mar 1992
(2 years, 114 days)
Mary Ann Henthorne F 106 - 108 8 Sept 1883 – 29 Mar 1992
108 years, 203 days
29 Mar 199229 Mar 1992
(0 days)
Mamie Geraghty F 107 11 Jan 1885 – 29 Mar 1992
107 years, 78 days
29 Mar 19928 Nov 1992
(224 days)
Agnes O'Brien F 107 6 Mar 1885 – 8 Nov 1992
107 years, 247 days
8 Nov 19922 Nov 1993
(359 days)
Margaret Cranny F 107 - 108 5 Aug 1885 – 2 Nov 1993
108 years, 89 days
2 Nov 19935 Apr 1996
(2 years, 155 days)
Mary Ellen Geaney F 107 - 110 2 Jan 1886 – 5 Apr 1996
110 years, 94 days
5 Apr 19969 Feb 1997
(310 days)
Annie Murphy F 105 - 106 21 May 1890 – 9 Feb 1997
106 years, 264 days
9 Feb 199725 Mar 1997
(44 days)
Carthage Bohan M 105 25 Dec 1891 – 25 Mar 1997
105 years, 90 days
25 Mar 19974 Nov 1998
(1 year, 224 days)
Catherine Stapleton F 105 - 106 16 Feb 1892 – 4 Nov 1998
106 years, 261 days
4 Nov 199820 Jan 2000
(1 year, 77 days)
Mary O'Neill F 106 - 107 20 Aug 1892 – 20 Jan 2000
107 years, 153 days
20 Jan 20004 May 2000
(105 days)
John Ryan M 107 27 Nov 1892 – 4 May 2000
107 years, 159 days
4 May 20002 Dec 2004
(4 years, 212 days)
Margaret Dolan F 106 - 111 30 Aug 1893 – 2 Dec 2004
111 years, 94 days
2 Dec 200424 Feb 2006
(1 year, 84 days)
Eileen Richardson F 108 - 109 29 May 1896 – 24 Feb 2006
109 years, 271 days
24 Feb 200616 Dec 2006
(295 days)
Annie Callan F 107 - 108 10 Feb 1898 – 16 Dec 2006
108 years, 309 days
16 Dec 200616 Jan 2008
(1 year, 31 days)
Bridget Conroy F 106 - 107 27 Apr 1900 – 16 Jan 2008
107 years, 264 days
16 Jan 200812 Jan 2009
(362 days)
Margaret Conway F 106 - 107 8 May 1901 – 12 Jan 2009
107 years, 249 days
12 Jan 200918 Sept 2011
(2 years, 249 days)
Olivia Breen F 107 - 109 3 Oct 1901 – 18 Sept 2011
109 years, 350 days
18 Sept 201123 Sept 2011
(5 days)
Statia Kealy F 108 5 July 1903 – 23 Sept 2011
108 years, 80 days
23 Sept 201131 Dec 2012
(1 year, 99 days)
Mary Kate Byrne F 107 - 108 14 Aug 1904 – 31 Dec 2012
108 years, 139 days
31 Dec 201220 Dec 2014
(1 year, 354 days)
Margaret O'Connell F 107 - 109 27 Feb 1905 – 20 Dec 2014
109 years, 296 days
20 Dec 201416 Jan 2016
(1 year, 27 days)
Molly Madden F 108 - 109 9 Dec 1906 – 16 Jan 2016
109 years, 38 days
16 Jan 201619 July 2016
(185 days)
Nora Canavan F 107 - 108 9 Mar 1908 – 19 July 2016
108 years, 132 days
19 July 201627 Dec 2016
(161 days)
Sarah Clancy F 108 2 May 1908 – 27 Dec 2016
108 years, 239 days
27 Dec 201625 Mar 2017
(88 days)
Elizabeth Gallagher F 108 15 Sept 1908 – 25 Mar 2017
108 years, 191 days
25 Mar 20177 Sept 2017
(166 days)
Margaret Boland F 107 - 108 28 Aug 1909 – 7 Sept 2017
108 years, 10 days
7 Sept 2017Present

0 years, 41 days

Dorothea Findlater F 107* 26 Dec 1909 – Present

107 years, 296 days

Chronological list of the oldest man in Ireland since 1994

      Verified/Under 110       Verified/Under 110 (living)       Pending       Unverified

From To Name Age(s) when oldest Lifespan
?12 Feb 1994
Patrick O'Flaherty ? - 106 1 Feb 1888 – 12 Feb 1994
106 years, 11 days
12 Feb 199413 Feb 1995
(1 year, 1 day)
John O'Leary 104 - 105 16 Apr 1889 – 13 Feb 1995
105 years, 303 days
13 Feb 199530 June 1996
(1 year, 138 days)
James Gavin 103 - 105 4 June 1891 – 30 June 1996
105 years, 26 days
30 June 199625 Mar 1997
(268 days)
Carthage Bohan 104 - 105 25 Dec 1891 – 25 Mar 1997
105 years, 90 days
25 Mar 19974 May 2000
(3 years, 40 days)
John Ryan 104 - 107 27 Nov 1892 – 4 May 2000
107 years, 159 days
4 May 200023 Dec 2000
(233 days)
Tobias Burke 104 - 105 Aug 1895 – 23 Dec 2000
105 years, c.135 days
23 Dec 20003 July 2003
(2 years, 192 days)
Tom Barry 104 - 107 1 June 1896 – 3 July 2003
107 years, 32 days
3 July 200321 Jan 2006
(2 years, 202 days)
Leo Billings 103 - 106 14 July 1899 – 21 Jan 2006
106 years, 191 days
21 Jan 200622 Feb 2007
(1 year, 32 days)
Patrick Greene 105 - 106 6 June 1900 – 22 Feb 2007
106 years, 261 days
22 Feb 20072 Oct 2007
(222 days)
Dan Keating 105 2 Jan 1902 – 2 Oct 2007
105 years, 273 days
2 Oct 20075 Jan 2010
(2 years, 95 days)
Maiben Roberts 103 - 105 21 Apr 1904 – 5 Jan 2010
105 years, 259 days
5 Jan 201013 Nov 2010
(312 days)
Paddy Gleeson 105 - 106 20 May 1904 – 13 Nov 2010
106 years, 177 days
13 Nov 201030 Apr 2011
(168 days)
Michael Fitzsimons 105 - 106 23 Feb 1905 – 30 Apr 2011
106 years, 66 days
30 Apr 20119 Nov 2014
(3 years, 193 days)
Luke Dolan 104 - 108 4 June 1906 – 9 Nov 2014
108 years, 158 days
9 Nov 201425 Jan 2015
(77 days)
Michael Lambert 107 5 Oct 1907 – 25 Jan 2015
107 years, 112 days
25 Jan 201510 May 2015
(105 days)
John O'Brien 104 Sept 1910 – 10 May 2015
104 years, c.222 days
10 May 20152016
(1 year, ? days)
Unidentified 104 - 105/6 9 Dec 1910 – 2016
105/106
2016Present

0 years, 291 days+

Unidentified 105* 12 Apr 1911– Present

106 years, 189 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. GRG Deaths in 2003
  5. "Current Validated Living Supercentenarians". GRG. http://www.grg.org/Adams/E.HTM. Retrieved 15 September 2013. 

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