Another woman shared that she had travelled from Queensland, Australia, to Dublin in order to vote.
Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, speaking Saturday after exit polls suggested voters chose to liberalize Ireland's strict abortion laws by a margin of more than two to one, called the result the culmination of a "quiet revolution".
In a statement released today, the Grand Lodge of Ireland said it was calling on its "members, supporters and friends" to follow the Bible's teaching and reject the repeal of the constitution's Eighth Amendment.
Since 1983, the now-repealed Eighth Amendment had forced women seeking to terminate pregnancies to go overseas for abortions, bear children conceived through rape or incest or take illegal measures at home.
Polls closed at 10 p.m.
The polls are open nearly all day on Friday and results should be in either late Friday night or early on Saturday morning.
According to Ryan, almost 3.37 million voters were registered for the referendum and 64.1 percent of them turned out in Friday's voting with some 6,000 votes declared invalid.
They have taken to Twitter to detail their journeys using the #hometovote hashtag, with some of them travelling from as far as Asia and Latin America. All but one of the country's 40 constituencies voted in favor of repeal including traditionally conservative rural counties where support came close to 60 per cent.
This was the day that the Irish people said "no more", Varadkar said.
An Aer Lingus flight attendant pulls her luggage past a "Yes" campaign mural.
Spokesman John McGuirk of the Save the 8th group - which refers to the Eighth Amendment in the constitution that bans abortions - told Irish television Saturday that many Irish citizens will not recognize the country they are waking up in.
No social issue had divided Ireland's 4.8 million people as sharply as abortion, which was pushed up the political agenda by the death in 2012 of a 31-year-old Indian immigrant from a septic miscarriage after she was refused a termination. The government has said that general practitioners - doctors who are the first port of call for patients - will be asked to provide abortions, although they will still be allowed to conscientiously object to terminations at their clinics.
Abortion has always been banned in Ireland.
US Senate overturns Pai's net neutrality weed-whacker plans
The FCC's existing net neutrality rules are set to end June 11 after the commission voted to gut the rules previous year . If they follow through, the potential for drawing a new generation of tech-savvy voters to the polls will increase.
Since then, tens of thousands of Irish women have traveled to various parts of the United Kingdom, such as London and Liverpool, as well as Europe to obtain abortions.
The four voters on Inishfree off the Donegal coast had two hours to get to the island's only polling station.
Researchers estimate that about 3,500 make the trip each year, and that another 2,000 end their pregnancies with pills they buy over the Internet and smuggle into Ireland.
The result in Ireland's historic referendum on relaxing abortion laws has been a "resounding" yes.
"This is devastating for the Roman Catholic hierarchy", said Gail McElroy, professor of politics at Trinity College Dublin.
The church lost much of its credibility in the wake of scandals involving pedophile priests and thousands of unwed mothers who were placed into servitude in Magdalene laundries or mental asylums as recently as the mid-1990s. Later, he hailed the momentous outcome as a victory for Ireland's future.
"It has been a long and very hard road, but we never lost sight of this because it's so central to the existence, and the selfhood and personhood of women to have that control of our own bodies".
The country once known for its strong Catholic heritage and identity voted in 2015 to amend its constitution to permit same-sex "marriage".
Una Mullally, a prominent campaigner for abortion rights, said the issue was more than just a medical procedure, but was about how women have been oppressed.
"I said in recent days that this was a once in a generation vote".
"Obviously, I would be encouraging everyone to come out and vote, a high turnout would be to the advantage of the yes campaign".
The "No" campaigns stressed the "human rights" of the fetus. "The Northern Ireland conflict dynamic means that every policy issue is seen through the prism of the two communities", she said adding that that makes political compromise and traditional governing hard.
"It is an opportunity for us to change our country". "It just doesn't suit them to have a baby at this time". While doing that, he put out a short set of facts on abortion.