The oldest person in the Republic of Ireland, Mary Coyne, has passed on at the age of 108.
Coyne an indigene of Castlerea in County Roscommon, and the mother of two children, Tom and Pauline, was a grandmother and great grandmother. Her husband, Roger, died some years ago.
Coyne eight years ago, 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.
During an interviewed by a reporter on her attaining 100th birthday, Mrs Coyne attributed her longevity to “taking life one day at a time”. Her funeral has been slated for Wednesday in Castlerea, Roscommon.