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[Tales of the famine, as told by Mary Geaney]
Nonagenarian recalls tales of the Famine told by her mother and grandmother.
Famine — Ireland — Cork County — 1845-1850
Geaney, Mary (Centenarian)
The oldest person in the country, Ciss Geaney, celebrated her 107th birthday on Wednesday (above) in Fermoy District Hospital. Ms Geaney met the Pope when she visited Rome two years ago. She also makes an annual pilgrimage to Lourdes and last summer had a two-week holiday with distant relatives in Co. Kildare.
April 6 1996
NOTE: JANUARY 6 IS CONSISTENTLY REFERENCED AS BIRTHDATE IN ABOVE ACCOUNTS, INDEED CHRONICLER’S OWN RECOLLECTION TALLIES WITH SAME; HOWEVER OFFICIAL DOCUMENT STATES JANUARY 2.