Mary Coyne who was Republic of Ireland’s oldest person, has died at the age of 108.
Coyne is a native of Castlerea in County Roscommon, and was the mother of two children, Tom and Pauline, and was a grandmother and great grandmother. Her husband, Roger, died some years ago.
Eight years ago, she received the centenarian medal from Irish President, Michael D Higgins. She became the oldest person in Ireland following the death of Dubliner Elizabeth Dempsey last year.
When she was interviewed by a reporter on reaching her 100th birthday, Mrs Coyne attributed her longevity to “taking life one day at a time”. Her funeral will take place in Castlerea, Roscommon, on Wednesday.