Singer Daniel O'Donnell has announced the death of his mother Julia aged 94.
She died in Dungloe Community Hospital, County Donegal, in the early hours of Sunday, with her family at her bedside.
O'Donnell broke the news on his website, in a post titled 'rest in peace Mam'.
He wrote: " It is with great sadness that we have to announce that our dear mother Julia passed away peacefully in the loving care of the staff of Dungloe hospital surrounded by all her family on Sunday 18th May at 3.50am.
"My siblings John, Margaret, Kathleen, James and myself would like to thank you all for the kindness you have shown to her down through the years. May her gentle soul rest in peace."