PRESIDENTIAL SEAL OF APPROVAL FOR CENTURY WOMAN KIT: Ward Sister in St Patrick's Community Hospital, Fermoy Lisa Harrington, presenting Kit Cummins with a presidential citation on the occasion of her 100th birthday - also in shot are Kit's daughters, Betty Cummins (left) and Mary McGrory along with nurse manager, Nora Barry. (John Ahern)

Catherine 'Kit' Cummins joined an elite club last Monday when she celebrated her 100th birthday in St Patrick's Community Hospital, Fermoy – where she's been resident for the last 4 years. 

Originally Catherine Griffin from Ballynoe, she married the late John Cummins (Buttevant) before settling in Castlelyons.

At last Monday's festivities, Betty publicly thanked the management and staff of St Patrick's for hosting the party, she also acknowledged the wonderful care her mother was receiving.

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