Facing old age head on: Elizabeth’s secret to long life

Elizabeth Dempsey celebrates 105th birthday in Dublin


Elizabeth Dempsey’s secret is that she is very particular about cleansing her face and always used expensive cream. And who would question that tactic? She has reached the ripe old age of 105.

Elizabeth celebrated her birthday Ailesbury Nursing Home,Sandymount on Tuesday surrounded by several generations of her family.

She was born and reared on St Mary’s Road, Ballsbridge on the June 23red, 1910. The eldest of four children, James, Margaret (Peggy) and Mary. At 16 years old she attended a commercial school studying for two more years.

Elizabeth went to work for Cartan, O’Meara & Kieran, a solicitor’s office where she was employed until she was 75.