Paul Mescal’s beloved grandmother has passed away

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Paul Mescal has returned to Ireland following the death of his grandmother.

Mairead Mescal or “Granny Clare” was 86-years-old when she passed away in University Hospital Limerick last week, following longtime health complications.

Her funeral was held in West Clare, with Paul in attendance to pay his respects. It was noted how much she supported his acting career, and her pride in his BAFTA and Academy Award nominations, reported The Irish Mirror.

Paul’s mother, Dearbhla, took to Instagram to pay tribute to her beloved mother-in-law.


Writing: “You hear jokes about mother in laws & the difficulties this relationship holds. I can say from the bottom of my heart that my relationship with Mairead was precious & calm. To our children, their cousins & all us adults she became ‘Granny Clare’ & was pure joy.”

“She had a chuckle that lit a room, wisdom to share & a gentle hug that enveloped you. She was quick witted & very aware of the world around her & had a strength that her generation is known for. I truly hope I become like her & if my future brings me the joy of ‘mother in lawing’ or whatever the new name for this role becomes I want to take the gifts Mairead shared, the light she was & the giggle that made you feel the sun, to become a woman that will hold my children’s partners gently in my heart forever & always.”

“As a family we will forever feel her love & hold our memories of her deep & still.”

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Mescal family during this difficult time.

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