Maud Nicholl – Northern Ireland’s oldest person – celebrates her 110th birthday in Randalstown

Maud Nicholl
NORTHERN Ireland’s oldest person – Maud Nicholl – is celebrating her 110th birthday today in Randalstown.
A party was held at Glenkeen House care home.


Up until recently, Maud had lived in her own home at Woodgreen near Ballymena.

To celebrate her big day on Wednesday, she was joined by Mid & East Antrim Borough Council Mayor Maureen Morrow and Deputy Mayor, Beth Adger.
Maud’s second cousins Maureen Luke and Jean Bell were also present.
Maud, who never married, had previously revealed that the secret to her long life was: “No smoking, no drinking and …no men!”
And she also previously told how she liked to keep smiling and telling jokes.
Maud was born in 1909 has seen five British monarchs and two world wars.

Councillor Morrow said: “Maud is an inspirational woman and it was a privilege to spend time in her company and to pass on the best wishes of everyone in Mid and East Antrim.

“She has a wide circle of friends who stop by to visit her every day. Not only is Maud one of our oldest residents, she is also one of our most popular.”

Maud Nicholl was brought up in the Dans Road area of Ballymena with her brother, the late Joe Nicholl.

She is a keen reader and has always enjoyed writing poetry.

Deputy Mayor Beth Adger MBE said: “I have known Maud for over 30 years and it was an honour to celebrate with her.

“She really is a remarkable lady who is a much-loved member of our community and I wish her nothing but good health and happiness as she enters her 111th year.”

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