A Limerick resident, Michael McNamara, has reached an incredible milestone: at the age of 110, he has lived in the same house in Dooradoyle, Limerick for over seventy years. Under the patronage of Colonel Gough and his family, McNamara has spent the majority of his long life in the same residence, witnessing the many changes and events that have taken place in the community over the decades.
This remarkable achievement highlights not only McNamara’s longevity but also his strong connection to the local community and the support he has received from the Gough family. His life serves as a testimony to the importance of community ties and the ways in which long-term residency can foster feelings of belonging and stability.
As Dooradoyle continues to develop and change around him, McNamara stands as a symbol of the area’s rich history and the power of human resilience. Stories like his serve as a reminder of the value of maintaining connections to the past while moving forward into the future.
Aberdeen Press and Journal – Thursday 10 January 1901