Ireland's oldest person dies aged 108

Sarah Clancy spent 50 years in the US before returning to Ireland in 1988

Ireland's oldest person dies aged 108

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Ireland's oldest citizen has passed away at the age of 108.

The Irish Times reports that Sarah Clancy passed away peacefully, at her home in An Cheathrú Rua in Connemara Co. Galway, this morning.

Ms Clancy emigrated to Boston in the 1930s with her sister Anne, where she lived for 50 years working as a maid and cook.

She returned to Connemara in 1988 after Anne's death, taking care of her grandchildren until she was 97.