Brian Dowling and his family have suffered heartache this week as his mother sadly passed away.
The Big Brother star and TV presenter lost his mother Rosie on Wednesday.
As well as Brian, Rosie has six daughters and several grandchildren.
In the Leinster Leader, the woman was described as “a friendly caring woman and hugely popular member of the local community, who always had a kind word for everyone who crossed her path.”
In an interview with the Irish Times in 2016, Brian’s father and mother expressed how proud they were of their son.
“We are both so proud and ecstatic to see Brian, our only son, living the life he wants, and all the success he has had hasn’t changed or fazed him one little bit.
“What you see with Brian is what you get. Any mother and father just wants their child to be happy, healthy and living their dreams and Brian is certainly doing that in his own unique way.”
The funeral will take place in Rathangan on Sunday.
“The Dowling family are heartbroken to confirm the death of their beloved mother Rosie. Brian and his family are devastated by their loss, and please ask for privacy at this difficult time,” a statement to RSVP said.