Tuesday, July 02, 2019

Ireland’s oldest person, Castlerea’s Mary Coyne, died on Monday aged 108.

The centenarian was a resident of the Aras Mathair Phoil Community Nursing Unit in Castlerea.

She was a mother-of-two, a son Tom and daughter Pauline , as well as a grandmother and great-grandmother.

Mary, whose maiden name was Griffin, hailed from the townland of Rathbarna near Castlerea town.

She was predeceased by her husband, Roger, some years ago.

Mary Coyne.

 Her remains will repose at McDonagh Funeral Home, Castlerea on Tuesday evening prior to removal to St Patrick’s Church, Castlerea.

Burial in Castlerea cemetery on Wednesday will follow a funeral Mass at 11am.

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