In the spirit of friendly competition the Friends of the Elderly Group in Ireland is on the hunt for the country’s greatest grandparent.  Last year, Ireland started celebrating Grandparent’s Day as a way to honor the elderly. So on September 28th the Greatest Grandparent will also join Paddy Craddock, a 73-year-old marathon runner and  Maureen Armstrong, a 83-year-old mini-marathon participant, who are the country’s fittest grandparents.  The Group’s spokesperson Dermot Kirwan has called on all community leaders to encourage their local councils to sponsor a Grandparents’ Day event. “There should be a Grandparents’ Day activity in every town and village in Ireland,” he says.

Does your country celebrate Grandparents Day?