LongeviQuest is delighted to announce that Ireland’s oldest living person has turned 109 years old. Kitty marked her birthday on Sunday, November 12th, at her home in Knockasturkeen, near Midleton. Her eldest child, Anne, described the occasion as “a great day,” filled with festivities and the company of loved ones, including 15 cousins. To commemorate the special milestone, a custom-made cake was prepared for Kitty’s birthday celebration. Kitty’s 109th birthday on Sunday marked the latest milestone in what her eldest son, George, describes as her “remarkable” life.

Kitty Jeffery’s 109th birthday in her County Cork home
(Source: Irish Independent)

Kitty Jeffery is an Irish supercentenarian born in Glenville, County Cork, Ireland on 20 August 1912. Jeffery’s life has lived through some of the most significant events in Irish history. She witnessed the Irish War of Independence and the Civil War and even remembers hearing of Michael Collins’ shooting.

She became a renowned member of the community as a member of the Irish Countrywomen’s Association, the Mother’s Union, and later as a frequent attendee of local country markets.