Mairead Farrell has opened up about the death of her mother, who sadly passed away from breast cancer the night before the presenter’s 21st birthday.
Mairead revealed that she would love nothing more than for her mum to have heard her on the radio, or seen her working on TV.
Speaking to the Irish Independent, she said, “I would have loved my mum to see me on TV or heard me on the radio, because she thought I was really shy.”
The Today FM presenter made a heartfelt admission, saying that she wishes she had more opportunities to do nice things with her mum.
“I just try to be thankful for what I have, but sometimes I feel robbed when I see people going away with their mums on weekends, especially now that I have the money to do that stuff, whereas I didn’t when I was 20,” she said.
The star also said that she struggles to remember specific memories with her late mum, so is clinging onto the ones she has.
“It was very hard when she died, and I’m so long without my mum now that sometimes I struggle with remembering conversations we had and things like that, so I’m kind of clinging to memories,” she said.
Mairead continued, “I feel bad pining over my mother when I have a very healthy dad who is still here and is great, so you have to draw a line sometimes and say, ‘right, there is enough grieving done here.’”