President Michael D Higgins attended St Colman’s Church, Kinvara on Tuesday night to sympathise with Attorney General Maire Whelan on the death of her mother.
Ms Whelan’s mother Katie died peacefully on New Year's Day. Her husband John died some years ago and she is also survived by two other daughters and four sons.
Mr Higgins is a longtime associate of Ms Whelan’s, and was one of her lecturers at the then UCG where she studied sociology and politics.
The President was accompanied by his aide-de-camp, Commandant Murt Larkin, as he offered his sympathies to the Whelan family.
Mrs Whelan’s funeral Mass was celebrated yesterday (Wednesday ) and she was buried afterwards in Mount Cross cemetery.