Live long and prosper in Kirkcowan

The exceptional Irving siblings from Kirkcowan
The exceptional Irving siblings from Kirkcowan

There are not many famiies in Dumfries and Galloway that can challenge the Irving family from Kircowan when it comes to living a long and healthy life!

John Irving was so proud of the fact that he and his four sisters were all hale and hearty octogenarians that he brought this special photograph of them all into The Galloway Gazette offices.

With an average age of 87, from left to right we have John, then his sisters Margaret McGhie, Lexi Eaglesham, Agnes Craik and Mary Gold. But they have a way to go to beat the Clarke family from Co. Galway, who, in March, 2015, officially became the longest living group of siblings, with five of the 13 brothers and sisters all living to 100!