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Elizabeth Gallagher
Elizabeth Gallagher
Elizabeth Gallagher in her centenarian years.
Birth: 15 September 1908
Moneygold, Ireland
Death: 25 March 2017
Ballintrillick, Ireland
Age: 108 years, 191 days
Country: Ireland IRL

Elizabeth Gallagher (née Rooney; 15 September 1908 – 25 March 2017) was an Irish centenarian noted for being the oldest living person in Ireland.[1]


Elizabeth was born as Elizabeth Rooney in Moneygold, Ireland (then part of the UK), on 15 September 1908. She was one of five children born to Francis and Bridget Rooney. She married and had three children, ten grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. She became the oldest person in Ireland on 27 December 2016, then aged 108, following the death of 108-year-old Sarah Clancy.

Elizabeth Gallagher passed away in Ballintrillick, Ireland, on 25 March 2017 at the age of 108 years, 191 days. She was succeeded as Ireland's oldest person by 107-year-old Margaret Boland.


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 CoyneAnonymousMichael O’Connor