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Identical twins enter the record books at 95

TWO sisters who celebrate their 95th birthdays next Saturday have been confirmed by the Guinness Book of Records as Ireland's oldest identical twins.

Letterkenny, Co Donegal, natives Frances Gallagher and Elizabeth Doherty (nee Crerand) live on opposite sides of the Irish Sea.

Mother of seven Elizabeth -- who married Hugh Doherty in 1946 --lives with her daughter Noreen in Carrigart. Frances lives in Chester in England, where she married Chris Gallagher and has a daughter, also called Noreen, who now cares for her mother.

Irish Independent