Sunday 4 December 2016

Ireland's oldest citizen Nora dies aged 108

Louise Roseingrave

Published 21/07/2016 | 02:30

Nora Canavan has passed away aged 108
Nora Canavan has passed away aged 108

Ireland's oldest citizen, Nora Canavan from Co Clare, has passed away aged 108.

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The mother of seven celebrated her birthday last March. She was a grandmother of 10, a great-grandmother of eight and had two great-great-grandchildren.

She was lovingly cared for in her later years by her daughter-in-law Marie Canavan at the family farm in Doolin, Co Clare.

Paying tribute, local priest Fr Conor Cunningham said Nora was a woman of great faith. "Nora was full of gratitude to God for her many years of faith, family and friendship," he said.

Nora's maiden name was Mullins and she was born into a farming family at Monreel, Ennistymon, on March 9, 1908.

In interviews, Nora recalled the War of Independence and that she was named after an aunt who lived to be 105.

Irish Independent

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