Veteran Irish actress Eileen Colgan has died at the age of 80.

She passed away surrounded by her family on Monday (10Mar14).

A stage and screen regular, Colgan appeared in some of Ireland's biggest films, including My Left Foot opposite Daniel Day-Lewis, Angela's Ashes, and Far and Away.

She also enjoyed regular roles in Tv series including Vanity Fair, Ballykissangel and soap opera Fair City.