Michael Flatley’s mother dies; widow of South Sligo native

The mother of Riverdance star Michael Flatley has died.

Eilish Flatley was widow of the late Michael Flatley Sr, a native of South Sligo.

A native of Carlow, Mrs Flatley passed away yesterday.

Her husband died in March 2015; he was a native of Culfadda, Ballymote, who emigrated to Chicago in 1947.

Their son, who visited Culfadda in June 2015, has taken to Twitter to announce his mother’s passing – saying she is now with his dad.