RIP - Wife of former Donegal politician passes away

The late Peggy Coughlan was an aunt of former Tánaiste Mary Coughlan


Peggy Coughlan passed away peacefully in Letterkenny University Hospital

There is much sadness is Inver and across south Donegal at the death of Peggy Coughlan.

Mrs Coughlan (née Doherty) of Cranny Lower, Inver died peacefully at Letterkenny University Hospital. She was wife of the late Clement Coughlan who was a TD at the time of his death in 1983. Clement's brother Cathal took up the Dáil seat until his untimely death in 1986. Cathal's daughter Mary then took the seat in 1987 at just 21 years of age, beginning a successful career which saw her rise to the position of Tánaiste.

Peggy Coughlan will be greatly missed by her beloved family and all who knew her. 

Predeceased by husband Clement and son Vincent, Peggy is survived by sons Paul, Enda, Roy and Don and daughters Maíread and Alena, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law and grandchildren and her brothers and sisters.

Her remains will leave her late residence on Sunday morning at 11.30am for private cremation.

In accordance with the government and HSE guidelines the wake and crematorium are strictly private to immediate family only please. The family wish to thank people for their understanding at this difficult time.

A memorial Mass for Peggy will take place at a later date.

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