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Luke Dolan
Luke Dolan
Luke Dolan in his centenarian years.
Birth: 6 June 1906
Clonfree, Strokestown, County Roscommon, Ireland
Death: 9 November 2014
County Roscommon, Ireland
Age: 108 years, 158 days
Country: Ireland IRL

Luke Dolan (4 June 1906 – 9 November 2014) was an Irish centenarian. [1][2]


Luke Dolan was born on 4 June 1906 in Clonfree, Strokestown, County Roscommon, Ireland. Luke smoked and did not eat porridge until in his 60’s, but he appears to have long age and good health in his genes; his sister Mary Kate survived until her 106th year and sisters Nancy and Nora lived into their 90’s. His grandfather also lived to the age of 104.

He attributed his longevity to eating a boiled egg every day, a loving wife (Peggy died in 2005, aged 85) and sugar in his tea.

In August 2014, he was regularly visited by fellow farmer and 106-year old Michael Lambert, the second oldest man in Ireland. Michael himself, went on to become the Ireland’s oldest man after Luke.

Luke Dolan died in County Roscommon, Ireland on 9 November 2014 at the age of 108 years, 158 days. He was the oldest Irish man ever until an anonymous man born on 2 July 1911[3] surpassed his age on 8 December 2019.



Ireland's Oldest Living Man Titleholders (VE)

Jeremiah McCarthy • Unknown • Patrick BerryJohn Joe ClearyThomas KeaveneyPatrick WardPeter Harte • Unknown • Frank PeardPatrick O'Flaherty • John O'Leary • James Gavin • Carthage Bohan • John Ryan • Tobias Burke • Tom Barry • Leo Billings • Patrick Greene • Dan Keating • Maiben Roberts • Paddy Gleeson • Michael Fitzsimons • Luke Dolan • Michael Lambert • John O'Brien • Unidentified • Vincent GavinAnonymousMichael O’Connor