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Jackie 'The Farmer' O'Sullivan who celebrated his 100th birthday on Holy Thursday pictured at home outside Killarney going for his daily 1 mile walk. Picture by Don MacMonagle

The death has taken place of one of Kerry’s best known centenarians.

Jackie ‘The Farmer’ O’Sullivan of Ballaugh, Killarney died this morning at the age of 103.

Mr O’Sullivan was born on Good Friday in 1912, the sixth child of a family of nine.

Up until recent years, he was still very active and mobile, regularly travelling on pilgrimages to the Holy Land and Lourdes.

Earlier this year, Jackie ‘The Farmer’ featured in a TV documentary ‘Older than Ireland.’