Ann Rowan, the actress who played Julia Mac in the RTÉ soap The Riordans has passed away aged 85.

The actress was 85 and passed away on Sunday August 10 following a short illness.

Ann Rowan is survived by her two sisters, her nieces and nephews.

Among Ann Rowan's other credits were: Ulysses, Fair City, Father TedChristmas at Castle Backtax, The Government Inspector, Last House, The Wild Duck and The Lilac Bus