The centenarian was warmly welcomed to Century Cinemas.

Castlefinn native Ruby Druce proved you’re never too old for firsts by going to the cinema for the first time in 80 years last weekend.

Ruby, aged 103, made the effort to visit her local cinema at Century Complex Letterkenny to watch the popular new release – Downton Abbey.

Ruby, who will celebrate her 104th birthday this New Year’s Eve, hadn’t been to the pictures since the 1940s.

And she loved it!

The highlight of Ruby’s night was meeting owner of Century Complex, Mark Doherty. Ruby regaled staff of Century Cinemas with her memories of listening to Mark talk about new movies on the radio. She told staff she was delighted to finally meet him in person and even got her photograph taken with him. 

Mark Doherty and Ruby Druce

Brought in by past employee, Margo Ponsonby Butler whom Ruby now lives with along with Margo’s husband Frank, it was a special evening for the staff of Century Cinemas to welcome old friends their oldest guest to date. 

Lauren Kelly, Ruby Druce, Margo Ponsonby Butler and Linda Wasson