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Everyone fell in love with this 104-year-old lady from Drimnagh on Older Than Ireland last night

Bessie <3

bessie Source: Older Than Ireland/Facebook

LAST NIGHT, THE very charming documentary Older Than Ireland aired on RTÉ One.

The documentary featured thirty Irish centenarians sharing memories, insights and nuggets of wisdom, and viewers at home fell head over heels for them.

But one lady proved especially captivating for people at home.

And that would be Bessie.

The 104-year-old from Drimnagh charmed everyone with her incredible style and hilarious one-liners.

bess Source: amy

People just couldn’t get enough of her.

bessie2 Source: amy

Or her take on one of the girls in the shops

“I’d love to wash her.”

four Source: amy

Nobody could get over how glamorous she was

bessiee Source: amy

She’s basically our own Iris Apfel!

Meeting the BD cake Photo by: @shanedrummondphoto @incinternationalconcepts #irismeetsinc

A photo posted by Iris Apfel 👓💄 (@iris.apfel) on

And the fact that she *still* smoked tickled everyone

“Ah, the little poodle.”

poddle Source: RTE Player


In short, everyone wants to be Bessie when they grow up


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