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Sarah Clancy
Sarah Clancy
Clancy in her centenarian years.
Birth: 2 May 1908
Carraroe, County Galway, Ireland (then part of the UK)
Death: 27 December 2016
Carraroe, County Galway, Ireland
Age: 108 years, 239 days
Country: Ireland IRL

Sarah Treasa Clancy (2 May 1908 – 27 December 2016) was an Irish centenarian noted for being the oldest living person in Ireland.[1]


Sarah Treasa Clancy was born in Carraroe, County Galway, Ireland, UK (now Republic of Ireland), on 2 May 1908. She was the daughter of Tom and Mary Clancy. She had eight brothers and sisters. She never married nor had children.

She emigrated to Boston in the 1930s where she lived for 50 years and continued to speak her native gaeilge with her sister Anne who moved with her. She worked as a maid and a cook in the States where she had meticulous attention to detail. Sarah returned to her hometown of Carraroe, Ireland, in 1988, when her sister Anne died.

She became the oldest person in Ireland on 19 July 2016, then aged 108, following the death of 108-year-old Nora Canavan.

Clancy died in Carraroe, County Galway, Ireland, on 27 December 2016, at the age of 108 years, 239 days. She was succeeded as Ireland's oldest person by 108-year-old Elizabeth Gallagher.


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