Seanbhean na hÉireann

Seanbhean na hÉireann

Beautiful commission to get. Thank you to Angela Stack, her grandmother Catherine is 101 years old and still going strong. A pleasure to paint, lovely lady. Seanbhean na Éireann.

Born, March 1st 1916 – Died peacefully on April 17th 2018

Seanbhean na Éireann. Catherine Stack was born in March 1916 and is originally from Ardfert, Co Kerry

Seanbhean na Éireann. She has four Children, two boys & two girls and currently lives in Killorglin where she settled with her late husband.  At 102 years of age, Grandmother (or the boss) has a tremendous memory, recalling events from the age of six, the war, the soldiers that used to march past her parents door, Roger Casement and much more.  She is a force to be reckoned with.

Every day she enjoys her newspaper, reading her favorite weekly – the Kerry’s Eye and watching the antics of Dail Eireann on TV, as well as keeping an eye on the Today Show, RTE News and Mrs. Browns Boys, but to name a few.

She attributed her memory, and health to clean simple living and a love of learning.

Grandmother has lived through two wars, the 1916 Rising, 18 American Presidents, and just before her passing on April 17th 2018 – she had just finished reading Fire and Fury.

If you’re looking for a woman who has a zest for life, and some get up and go – Grandmother is the woman! Fondly joking – “the doctor called and he said my ticker is still good!

She is greatly missed by all those that knew her and will forever be our legend and ‘the boss’


A huge personal thank you to Maureen for taking on this commission
I know the boss will be delighted with it.


Written by Angela Stack – her Granddaughter