Ireland's oldest man Michael Lambert has died aged 107.

Mr Lambert, who was from Ballintubber in Co Roscommon, was born on 5 October 1907 in a thatched cottage, which was next to the house that he later built with his wife Mae on the outskirts of Ballymoe. 

He became Ireland's oldest man last November following the death of another Roscommon man, Luke Dolan, aged 108.

Mr Lambert and his wife had ten children and 22 grandchildren and were married for more than 60 years.

He was a farmer for most of his life and also worked for the Land Commission and Roscommon County Council. 

Mr Lambert celebrated his 100th birthday in 2007 surrounded by family and friends. 

A lifelong GAA fan, he was in Croke Park in 1944, the last time the Roscommon senior football team won the All-Ireland final.

Mr Lambert attributed his good health in his later years to giving up smoking more than 50 years ago.

He died on Sunday night at Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe.