Older Than Ireland
A landmark documentary that tells the story of a hundred years of a life as seen through the eyes of thirty Irish centenarians. A charming, funny and poignant film, OLDER THAN IRELAND explores each centenarian’s journey, from their birth at the dawn of Irish independence to their life as a centenarian in modern day Ireland.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 centenarian 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, we meet a colourful cast of characters from all walks of life whose extraordinary stories are our living history.
Director Alex Fegan