With the news that Niall Tóibín has sadly passed away aged 89, friends and fans alike are paying tribute to the beloved actor and comedian.
Fans took to social media to express their sadness at his passing and to reminisce about his long-standing career in Irish entertainment.
Wonderful actor, comedian, poet, impressionist. I think he could do every single Irish regional accent. Saw him in Behan’s The Borstal Boy in 1990. He graciously granted me an interview looking back on his career in my college radio studio years ago. RIP. https://t.co/rd0aGSgwih
— Phil Fleming (@santryman) November 13, 2019
Niall Tóibín was a gent. Met him a few times. Had a great amount of time for young people and a great grá don ghaeilge
— DJ Walsh (@dj_breathnach) November 13, 2019
Niall Tóibín has left us.❤ Really enjoyed his work. Slipper in the Irish RM is probably earliest memory. He was also great in Poitín, the Irish language film. Great air of mischief about him always.😊 May he rest in peace.
— Ballad (@BalladOfBalfe) November 13, 2019
Loved Niall Toibin and had a very enjoyable interview with him years ago. A genius with a pithy one-liner but a great all-rounder and someone who retained a bit of edge. RIP.
— Noel Baker (@noelbaker1) November 13, 2019
I’m so sad to hear of the death of the wonderful actor and comedian Niall Tóibín. The proud Corkman came to Waterford in 1998 to appear in Jim Nolan’s “The Salvage Shop”. I had the pleasure of meeting him at the 30th anniversary of @GarterLane Arts Centre. May he rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/a6CPerBJBw
— Dónal O’Flynn (@donaloflynn) November 13, 2019
Brendan Grace, Gay Byrne and now Niall Tóibín has passed. A long life but yet another national treasure gone. May he rest in peace.
— Col Patterson (@ColPmusic) November 13, 2019
RIP Niall Tóibín. A legend.#nialltóibín
— Ciannait Walker (@MaryCiannait) November 13, 2019
#nialltoibin RIP Niall Toibin. One of Irelands greatest versatlie actors from Ryans Daughter, Bracken, The Irish RM and Ballykissangel. Only one week away from turning 90.
— Patrick Clohessy (@frodomunster) November 13, 2019