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The Centenarian Bounty is awarded to people who have reached 100 years of age.

The Bounty is available for all people living in Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland on their 100th birthday. Since March 2006, people born in Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland who have reached 100 but are living outside Ireland are also eligible.

Once verified you will receive €2,540 (approx. £2,000) and a congratulatory letter on your 100th birthday. You will also get a commemorative coin and a congratulatory letter on your 101st and subsequent birthdays.

How to apply

The applicant, or applicant's representative, should download and complete the Centenarian Bounty form (PDF 177KB) and send to following address:

Centenarian Bounty
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
80 St Stephen’s Green
Dublin 2

Once it has been verified that the person is eligible, the award will be made to them. 

For further information visit or telephone 00 353 1478 0822 or 00 353 1408 2000.

Further information


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For more information: Call Age NI Advice: 0808 808 7575