Ireland's oldest ever man?

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Finbarr Connolly
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Ireland's oldest ever man?

Post by Finbarr Connolly » Thu Nov 12, 2020 3:00 pm

Today the unidentified male (*2 July 1911) would be 109 years 133 days old and therefore surpass, at 39946 days, James Hanlon (1891-2001).

However... my most recent communication with the officials lead me to believe this case is not watertight. A commemorative medal to mark his 109th was sent out in July, but there remains a possibility that if this man was not otherwise recorded, in terms of receiving state benefits for example, then his death may have slipped through the net. There appears to be a voluntary element involved in terms of keeping the state officials updated in respect of the award of this particular commemorative token, which for our purposes cannot constitute full proof.

Therefore, I would say that this case is in a state of 'suspension' until further clarity is received.

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Re: Ireland's oldest ever man?

Post by Finbarr Connolly » Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:25 pm

It is now established beyond reasonable doubt that the man was alive on his 109th birthday - 2nd July 2020. Current status is unconfirmed and may well not be until July 2021.

Ireland's oldest woman died, probably yesterday the 26th -

https://www.donegalwoman.ie/2020/11/27/ ... -aged-107/

and the new titleholder is believed to be Unidentified, *May 1913.

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Re: Ireland's oldest ever man?

Post by Marco Wikkerink » Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:49 am

Thanks for the update(s), Finbarr.

Here's hoping we'll find out more about the anonymous man in the future.

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