Mrs. Ellen Reidy, a truly extraordinary centenarian, not only possesses a wealth of historical knowledge but has actively witnessed numerous historical events throughout her long life in Old Chapel Street, Abbeyfeale. As a living testament to the past, Mrs. Reidy’s experiences provide invaluable insights into Ireland’s rich history. While many centenarians are recognized and celebrated only posthumously, Mrs. Reidy continues to be a living treasure trove of fascinating stories and details surrounding many significant events over the past two centuries. Although recently suffering from poor health, Mrs. Reidy’s resilience and determination to share her memories continue to be an inspiration to her community and those who know her.
Northants Evening Telegraph – Monday 21 July 1902