Local Terenure resident, Peggy Mangan, left her home on September 24th to walk her dog Casper and tragically never came home. A city wide search took place with over 150 volunteers joining the search party and there were numerous sightings of Peggy Mangan across the city on cctv. Tragically, Peggy Mangan’s body was found five days later in the wasteland beside Ikea on the other side of the city. Her beloved dog Casper was standing by her body but sadly died a couple of hours later.
Peggy Mangan suffered from Alzheimers Disease and like everyone who followed the heartbreaking story in the media that week, we were deeply saddened by the devastating outcome.
The family of the late Peggy Mangan have since gone on to set up a charity, the Peggy Mangan foundation to raise awareness and funds for both those with Alzheimer’s Disease and Missing Persons. The foundation is organizing a sponsored walk this Saturday, December 14th. The walk begins at Mount Jerome ceremony in Harold’s Cross and will retrace the route Peggy and her beloved Casper walked to Ikea. You can register if you would like to take part via the link below or just come along and join in on the day. Pets are welcome also.
Having met a member of the Mangan family, we were inspired and humbled by the dedication of her family in setting up their charity and undertaking the massive task of organising this walk in Peggy’s memory and to raise funds for such worthy causes, within such a short time of their loss. Applewood Homecare will be sponsoring refreshments for all walkers this weekend and will be volunteering at the water station en route.
It’s not too late to register for the walk and please consider coming along and supporting the Peggy Mangan foundation on Saturday.