Older than Ireland review: the secrets of our centenarians

Ireland’s oldest residents fill the screen with warmth and wisdom in Alex Fegan’s thoughtful new documentary

Taking her time: 105-year-old Dorothea Findlater from Blackrock, Co Dublin

Taking her time: 105-year-old Dorothea Findlater from Blackrock, Co Dublin

When Eason began to stock Happy 100th Birthday cards, it became clear that centenarians were no longer the outlying rarities they had once been. Indeed, they are in danger of becoming a “demographic”.

Nonetheless, Alex Fegan, director of popular documentary The Irish Pub, did not face an enormous pool of potential interviewees when preparing his film on Ireland’s oldest residents.

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