President leads tributes to Leitrim folk singer Mary McPartlan who has died

The President is leading the tributes to Leitrim folk singer Mary McPartlan who has passed away.

The Drumkeerin woman died following an illness today.

She began her singing career in the 1970’s with group Calypso and was involved in theatre where she was among the founding members of Galway theatre company Skehana.

President Micheal D Higgins has today described her as “one of the greatest traditional singers of her generation” and said “she leaves a legacy of achievement for the arts that will endure”.