Eilish O'Carroll admits she's feeling very sad during lockdown

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Eilish O’Carroll has admitted she’s feeling ‘sad’ during lockdown.

Last month the Mrs Brown’s Boys actress lost her sister Fiona who passed away in Canada.

And she feels she can sympathise a lot with others losing people due to Covid-19 as she and her family never got to have a proper funeral.

Appearing on the Six O’Clock Show she said: “I’m going to be really honest, I have good days and bad days and some days I actually wake up depressed and I don’t suffer from depression.

“It’s short lived, once you start moving, once you start doing something but you’re kind of hoping that every day when you wake up that today is going to be different, we’re going to be normal again and it isn’t.

Eilish and Brendan O’Carroll on Mrs Brown’s Boys (Image: BBC Studios/Alan Peebles)

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“So that gets to me, it really does get to me. I’m not going to sugar coat it, I do the best I can.

“I didn’t get there on time, Brendan managed to get there the night she died.

“We didn’t arrive with my other brothers until the following day.

“There was no funeral and there was no ceremony so being Irish, obviously, we’re very used to that process and so we actually came back feeling very bereft and very lost because we weren’t able to give her the send off she truly deserved.”

She spoke to hosts Muireann O’Connell and Martin Kind about how she feels laughter is the best medicine and she feels looking for humour and positivity can be very helpful.

She said: “I love laughter as you know so I try to look on the bright side of things but I sympathise with people who are stuck at home on their own.

“Now fortunately I’m not, but those who are stuck at home totally on their own and have to deal with this on a daily basis and my heart goes out to them.

“Given the circumstances, it really is alright to be not alright.”

O’Carroll also feels that comedies like Mrs Brown’s Boys will be very important and a huge help when lockdown is lifted.

She said: “Mrs Brown’s Boys first went out I think it was in 2010 and that was a year where we were in a deep recession.

“I feel that when people are worried and stressed and they get a diversion, they get a moment where they’re laughing out loud.

“I think when people are feeling down they love a lift and the Irish are great, we have a great sense of humour haven’t we?”

O’Carroll hopes her brother Brendan O’Carroll who stars in and writes the show will write up an episode that portrays the way the country was and how people were feeling during the pandemic.

She added: “I hope he does. We have the Christmas specials coming up and we record them in October, now I have no doubt he hasn’t even started writing them yet so I hope he does show what family life was like for some families.

“I honestly do think at that time we’ll be able to look at ourselves and laugh and get a little bit of a cheer from it.”

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