The funeral of noted actress Maureen Toal took place at the Church of the Assumption in Dalkey in Co Dublin this morning.

Best known for her role as Teasie in RTÉ’s Glenroe, Ms Toal died last week at the age of 82.

Members of the theatre and television community, including former cast members of Glenroe, came together to pay tribute to Ms Toal.

Mourners were reminded of her acting achievements. Her only son, Colm O'Shea, paid a personal tribute, saying that although their life was normal his mother was not ordinary.

He said she did everything with her own style, in her own way.

Playwright Frank McGuinness said she was a force of nature who took Irish acting to new levels.

He said she was most genuine, most honest and when necessary most terrifying. He said she embodied the astonishing spirit of survival.

Ms Toal’s body left the church to a round of applause as an instrumental version of the Louis Armstrong song When You’re Smiling rang out from the speakers.