Ballycastle says Goodbye to Ireland's Oldest Woman

Saturday, 30 January, 2016
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Molly Madden, Co Mayo and Ireland's Oldest Woman dies at 109 years.

Molly Madden in the company of her children on her 109th birthday in December 2015

Molly Madden (nee Keane) passed away at the Moy Ridge Nursing Home in Ballina earlier this month. Molly became Mayo’s oldest ever living person on August 25, 2015 as she overtook Helena Gibbons of Ballindine as Mayo's oldest recorded woman.  Ms Gibbons lived 108 years and 260 days. Molly was born in Galway in 1906. At age 3, she moved to the village of Kincon in north Mayo. She later moved to Ballycastle for work and married local man Pat Madden, who died in 2009. They had four children.