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Wednesday 26 July 2017

A real 'kiss of life' as Margaret celebrates 104 years

Margaret Feeney here with her 15-month-old great-grandson Joey Lyttle
Margaret Feeney here with her 15-month-old great-grandson Joey Lyttle

Mark Hilliard

GOOD whiskey and lots of love -- that's the secret to a long and happy life, according to Margaret Feeney.

Margaret, from Scramogue, Co Roscommon, celebrated her 104th birthday yesterday and attributed her longevity to good food, a loving family and the occasional hot whisky.

Having given birth to four children, lived through the Easter Rising, two World Wars, 19 World Cups, 23 Olympic Games and more than one recession, Margaret knows what life is all about.

And the grandmother of 10 and great-grandmother of 19 still has no problems enjoying life.

"She is in very good form, she gets up every day, has her food and communicates with her family," said cousin and Roscommon Mayor Eugene Murphy.

"To watch the family today and over recent years when she turned 100 is a joyous occasion."

Margaret's husband Paddy passed away more than 45 years ago and today she lives with her son Pearse and his wife Bridgie in Scramogue.

Irish Independent

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