Five Galway natives aged over 100 years feature in an acclaimed new Irish documentary set for release this week.
Margaret Kelly, Mary Kilroy, Kathleen Fosdike, Madge Fanning and Winifred Anderson feature in Older Than Ireland along with 25 other Irish men and women aged 100 years and over, who share their memories in this charming, funny and poignant film.
Directed by award winning filmmaker, Alex Fegan (The Irish Pub), the film explores each centenarian’s journey, from their birth at the dawn of Irish Independence to their life as a centenarian in modern day Ireland. Older Than Ireland’s observational style offers a rare insight into the personal lives of these remarkable individuals.
Reflecting on such key events as the day they got their first pair of shoes, the thrill of their first kiss, from the magic of their wedding day to the tragic loss of their loved ones, these centenarians have lived through it all. Having witnessed a century of immense social, political and technological change each person has a unique perspective on life and its true meaning.
From the oldest Irish person ever on record, 113-year-old Kathleen Snavely, to Ireland’s oldest man, 108-year-old Luke Dolan, audiences will get to meet a colourful cast of characters from all walks of life whose extraordinary stories are our living history.
Older Than Ireland will screen in the Eye Galway, from Friday 25th of September.