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Dorothea Findlater
Dorothea Findlater
Birth: 26 December 1909
County Kildare, Ireland
Death: 20 November 2017
Dublin, Ireland
Age: 107 years, 329 days
Country: Ireland IRL

Dorothea Findlater (née de Courcy-Wheeler) (26 December 1909 – 20 November 2017) was an Irish centenarian who was the oldest known living person in Ireland since the death of Margaret Boland on 7 September 2017 until her own death two months later.


Dorothea Findlater was born as Dorothea de Courcy-Wheeler in County Kildare, Ireland (then part of the UK), on 26 December 1909. Her father, Captain Henry de Courcy-Wheeler, took surrender of the last garrison of the 1916 rebels led by Michael Mallin and Countess Constance Markievicz, at the Royal College of Surgeons on St Stephen's Green. Dorothea married Dermot Findlater and they had two sons and three daughters.

Her sister-in-law, Sheila Findlater (12 December 1902 – 13 January 2008) lived to 105 years, 32 days.

Findlater passed away in Dublin, Ireland, on 20 November 2017, at the age of 107 years, 329 days. Her successor as the oldest known living person in Ireland was Elizabeth Dempsey (1910–2018).


Ireland's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (VE)

Elizabeth Munson • Katie Duggan • Thomas Keaveney • Patrick Ward • Kate TahenyPeter HarteCatherine Fitzmaurice • Bernardine O'Malley • Maryann Henthorne • Mamie Geraghty • Agnes O'Brien • Margaret Cranny • Mary Ellen Geaney • Annie Murphy • Carthage Bohan • Catherine Stapleton • Mary MurrayMary O'Neill • John Ryan • Margaret Dolan • Eileen Richardson • Annie Callan • Bridget Conroy • Margaret Conway • Olivia Breen • Statia Kealy • Mary Kate Byrne • Margaret O'Connell • Molly Madden • Nora Canavan • Sarah Clancy • Elizabeth Gallagher • Margaret Boland • Dorothea FindlaterElizabeth DempseyMary CoyneAnonymous