Laois woman who was oldest person in Ireland dies aged 108


A Co Laois woman who for five days was the oldest person in Ireland has died aged 108.

Anastasia Kealy, of Balinphrase, Rathdowney, died on Friday.

Last Sunday, Olivia Breen, who was 109, died in Cork.

The oldest person in Ireland now is understood to be Katie McMenamin from Rathmullan, Co Donegal, who last month celebrated her 107th birthday.

Ms Kealy’s removal will take place this evening from her home to the Church of the Immaculate Conception, in Galmoy, arriving at 7pm.

Her funeral takes place tomorrow at 11am.