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Oldest person in Ireland Sarah Clancy passes away aged 108

Sarah Clancy died in her sleep at home in Connemara.

SARAH CLANCY, WHO was the oldest person in Ireland aged 108, has died.

She passed away at home in Connemara, the Irish Times reports. The paper had profiled her life earlier this month.

Clancy was born on 2 May 1908 in Connemara. She emigrated to Boston as an adult before returning to Sruthán in Galway in 1988.

She died in her sleep at home, the Connacht Tribune reports. The Tribune described Sarah Clancy’s life in a recent article, saying:

She still stays at home but often goes into respite care at the local Aras Mhic Dara nursing home. The then 107-year-old’s private comment about her fellow residents was uncompromising. “They’re very old-looking.” Until this year she had refused all wheelchairs.

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