The death has occurred of Peggy Teahan (nee Keane) Caheragh, Castleisland, August 16th 2016, at home in the tender care of her family.
Dearly beloved wife of the late Moss. Sadly missed by her loving family Bride, P.J. Liz and Mag, sons-in-law Eamon, Tim and Rory, daughter-in-law Siobhan, grandchildren Amy, Tara, Amber, Ailish, Ellie, Luke and Adam, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. Rest In Peace.
Monument to Volunteerism
The late Peggy Teahan (85) belonged to the generation of people to whom Castleisland Community Centre stands as a monument. Their volunteerism – before it was acknowledged or known as such – bordered on the heroic when viewed in hindsight and especially from today’s perspective.
How they juggled family life with their obvious zeal for community advancement and involvement is often talked of when one of their generation passes away.
The Tops-of-the-Town competition was the flag-ship fundraiser throughout the 1970s and into the following decade.
This is what generated the momentum, the money and got the centre built. After the donation of the site by the late Seán W.H. O’Connor the fundraising got underway in earnest.
‘The Tops’ caught the imagination of the public from the start. While the patrons who filled the audience seats contributed their share, it had a voracious appetite for the time and talents of those involved in the groups at all levels. Peggy and her husband Moss where knee deep in the campaign with Church Street.
They were also involved in the setting up of a camogie and hurling club in Castleisland in the early 1970s.
Peggy and Moss Teahan celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on February 26th. 2007.
Moss was working as a baker when he met Peggy, a confectioner at Nelligan’s Bakery, where they were both employed for many years.
Incidentally, the day of their wedding was also the day on which former Kerry goalkeeper, Charlie Nelligan was born.
When the Top-of-the-Town had done its job and run its course, they joined The Island Players and were regular cast members at the Ivy Leaf.
Peggy and the late Mary Anthony McQuinn and Beth Carty came out of theatrical retirement in the early summer of 1992 to perform a sketch live on the Gay Byrne Show on RTÉ Radio One. The show was a special on the just opened Crag Cave and the reporter was Joe Duffy.
Peggy Teahan nee Keane, 1930 – 2016. May God be good to her.
Reposing at Tangney’s Funeral Home, Castleisland on Thursday evening from 5pm to 7pm followed by removal to Castleisland Parish Church. Requiem Mass on Friday at 11am. Burial afterwards in Kilbanivane Cemetery, Castleisland. House Private Please.
Date Published: Wednesday 17th August 2016. Date of Death: Tuesday 16th August 2016.
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