The Taoiseach and the President are leading the tributes to Brendan Grace who passed away this morning aged 68.
The legendary comedian had been battling lung cancer.
President Michael D Higgins said that Brendan Grace made a contribution to the deep wellspring of Irish wit, while Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says he was an Irish comedy legend.
People throughout the north west are today are remembering the late comedian.
In January 2014, during one of his many visits to the studios of Ocean FM Radio, he spoke of his early links to Sligo.
Peter Henry, who has proprietor of the Blue Lagoon pub in Sligo, who often booked Brendan Grace in his early days, remembered the comedian today, describing him as a gentleman.