Sinead O'Connor, who died yesterday aged 56, was found unresponsive at her home in London.
A Roscommon Senator says he believes Sinead O' Connor found some peace and solace during her time spent in the Kilglass/Scramogue area over the past couple of years.
Speaking on the Joe Finnegan show this morning Fianna Fail Senator Eugene Murphy revealed the singer had been a regular resident of the area in recent times and seemed to enjoy her time there.
He said even though many people knew she was staying in the locality they had respected her privacy:
'50% of the community knew she was there and 50% didn't know.
I think she found, this was her retreat, she lived in a rural area in Kilglass but she would be surrounded by a number of neighbours.
Sinead O'Connor, even when she wasn't making headlines by her own statements, the media and tabloids would always be after her.
I think she found that peace here, she walked the roads here, she shopped locally.
So she lead a very ordinary down to earth life and she found that retreat.'