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Comment #1639283 by Catriona Lowry

Catriona Lowry Sep 28th 2013, 5:42 PM #

…so heartbroken for the family… It was so touching to hear her little doggie stayed by her side; not easy for a dog for 4 days with no food! She must have been a wonderful owner and lady. RIP

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Body of Peggy Mangan found in Ballymun

Body of Peggy Mangan found in Ballymun

The discovery was made by two volunteers taking part in the search effort at around 3.30pm. The 65-year-old’s dog had remained at her side.

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    Favourite David O Connor
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    Sep 28th 2013, 7:31 PM

    This is terrible…how come people in her position arent issued with gps enabled wrist tags so when this happens they can be quickly tracked and found and brought back out of harms way…

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    Favourite Kerrigan
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    Sep 28th 2013, 7:48 PM

    unbelievably sad ending… sincere condolences to the family. RIP Peggy.

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    Favourite jennette Stewart
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    Sep 28th 2013, 7:49 PM

    That’s actually such a good idea.

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    Favourite Dmc
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    Sep 28th 2013, 7:52 PM

    RIP. Such a sad sad story. Such a terrible disease. It affects so many people. Her dog was so loyal to stay beside her side. I only watched Greyfriars Bobby last week and just shows how loyal are canine friends can be. I will say a prayer for her family. The community really came together to help find her.

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    Favourite Claire Jenkins
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    Sep 28th 2013, 8:05 PM

    I totally agree with you

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    Favourite Greg Power
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    Sep 28th 2013, 8:35 PM

    Believe it or not, she really was a wonderful person.
    Around 20 years ago, my grandmother developed Alzheimer’s, and she lived next door to Peggy who out of pure benevolence, became her carer and looked after her extremely well. I only found out about it from relatives when Peggy’s disappearance was highlighted during the week.
    Really sad news, R.I.P.

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    Favourite Edward Clarke
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    Sep 28th 2013, 8:35 PM

    A GPS is an excellent suggestion.

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    Favourite Ollie Conroy
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    Sep 28th 2013, 8:37 PM

    There’s a service called kid spotter used in some theme parks it’s basically geofencing where some one gets an alert if a child wanders too far . It’s an Irish company , surely there’s a solution here ?

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    Favourite Vanessa Kennedy
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    Sep 28th 2013, 8:38 PM

    Agreed. Awful sad ending. Had hoped there would be a different outcome. Poor lady and what a loyal companion :(
    RIP

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    Favourite Joe Harbison
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    Sep 28th 2013, 8:44 PM

    Has been thought of but difficult to apply as they have to be taken on and off and when they’re off someone has to remember to put them on. Actually a better bet may be a simple ‘find my phone’ app or a piece of fake jewellery on a coat. Really sad for her family though.

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    Favourite David O Connor
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    Sep 28th 2013, 9:19 PM

    Sure is…so obvious…get me a dragon.

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    Favourite Timothy Gaythorpe
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    Sep 28th 2013, 9:49 PM

    Such a sad end and I’m sure like me a lot of people feel so proud of her dog’s loyalty which must be recognised civically rip x

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    Favourite Dave O'Shaughnessy
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    Sep 28th 2013, 9:51 PM

    The GPS comment is a great suggestion but while discussing it with my wife she mentioned that she heard a discussion on radio recently about this issue and also about toddlers being tagged too but apparently such tagging is against a Geneva Convention on human Rights – I’m not sure how or if it is possible to by-pass such conventions? Can individual countries effectively ignore or legislate counter to such a convention? (I’m not legal eagle on such issues).

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    Favourite Liam Rogers
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    Sep 28th 2013, 10:02 PM

    Just buy one and fit it. You can get them in watch versions pendants and most phones have gps

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    Favourite John Drysdale
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    Sep 28th 2013, 10:03 PM

    Thank you Catriona for your comment. You put words to how I feel. Rip poor women and I hope her loyal faithful dog finds a loving home.

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    Favourite Laura Doyle
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    Sep 28th 2013, 10:10 PM

    That is actually a brilliant idea!

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    Favourite Paula Healy
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    Sep 28th 2013, 10:18 PM

    RIP Peggy and Casper….so sad. Agree, campain needs to be launched to ensure all alzheimer patients have GPS trackers! So Peggy’s death is not in vain and others saved from same tradgedy

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    Favourite Yvonne Smyth
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    Sep 28th 2013, 10:21 PM

    My heart goes out to the family and her little dog, such a tragic end. I was really, really willing a happy ending to all of this, so sad to read this news tonight. RIP

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    Favourite Dara Cromwell
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    Sep 28th 2013, 11:41 PM

    I have a personal GPS. It’s the size of a matchbox an rechargeable battery lasts 2 days. The idea of it is it can be put in a child’s pocket or a dogs collar. If it goes outside a perimeter it texts your phone. But you can also log in and track it. I got it but never set it up….. Top of my to do list now…

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    Favourite Rachel Byrne
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    Sep 28th 2013, 11:49 PM

    Just heard her beloved Casper passed away a couple of hours after her body was discovered,may they both Rest in Peace xx

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    Favourite Deirdre Maher
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    Sep 29th 2013, 12:20 AM

    Sadly hgr dog passed away about 3 hrs after Peggy was found :( May they both rest in peace :(

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    Favourite Chris Mcdonnell
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    Sep 29th 2013, 12:21 AM

    I worked with a woman from the states who had a gps in her little boys belt. She had it set if he wandered our of the school grounds or left the correct way home she got an alert.

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    Favourite Deirdre Maher
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    Sep 29th 2013, 12:22 AM

    Sadly Casper died 3 hrs after Peggy was found :(

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    Favourite Andrea Rock Massey
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    Sep 29th 2013, 12:35 AM

    And now Casper has died too,this story is just heart breaking. Her poor family must be beyond distraught. RIP to Peggy and her loving canine companion Casper x

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    Favourite Lynda Kelly Kierans
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    Sep 29th 2013, 1:09 AM

    Here! Here …

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    Favourite Eimhear Gowers
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    Sep 29th 2013, 1:38 AM

    Because “they”think its an infringement of their human rights to tag them. This just shows how wrong “they ” are

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    Favourite John Cassidy
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    Sep 29th 2013, 1:46 AM

    The American government and others ignore the Geneva Convention at will. No problem there.

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    Favourite ThomasFrancisMeagher
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    Sep 29th 2013, 1:59 AM

    That’s a good Idea David.

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    Favourite Niall Boylan @ Night
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    Sep 29th 2013, 2:10 AM

    It’s a really sad story with a tragic ending. It must have been an awful few days for the family and believe me I know what they went through, as my own brother went missing for three days only to be found drowned in the canal in Inchicore 3 days before Christmas many years ago.

    Over the last few days it was heartwarming to see so many ordinary people come together to help with the search.

    A very sad and familiar ending to the story and my sympathies to the family and friends.

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    Favourite Siobhan Wallace Oglesby
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    Sep 29th 2013, 3:20 AM

    The poor wee dog died shortly after Peggy was found.

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    Favourite Ger
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    Sep 29th 2013, 3:24 AM

    Sadly the dog also passed away a few hours after Peggys body was found. A really sad ending. If there is an afterlife I hope they are together there.

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    Favourite Dhakina's Sword
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    Sep 29th 2013, 3:39 AM

    That’s a very generous reply, considering what you’ve gone through.

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    Favourite Cathy Murray
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    Sep 29th 2013, 4:21 AM

    Sadly Casper died 3 hours after they found Peggy there still together now Casper died a little loyal hero

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    Favourite Sarah Ganly
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    Sep 29th 2013, 4:23 AM

    There’s a lot of progress being made in the Scandinavian countries with regards to gps attachments for Alzheimer’s patients. I watched a piece on bbc online where the husband ensured that his wife who has Alzheimer’s had the attachment at all times. It’s very sad that Peggy didn’t have a similar safety guard. RIP Peggy.

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    Favourite Trish Ni Laoire-Duinn
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    Sep 29th 2013, 8:45 AM

    Unfortunatly the poor dog died a couple of hours later.another heartbreaking twist to this awful story.

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    Sep 29th 2013, 2:56 PM

    There’s an Irish startup called Watchie doing this actually. It’s exactly for this kind of scenario and would have enabled the family to find her instantly. (For disclosure… I’m not involved but I know one of the founders)
    http://www.watchie.com

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    Favourite Monika Kalinska
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    Sep 29th 2013, 3:34 PM

    He stayed alive long enough to make sure somebody found his Peggy
    Such a sad ending

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    Favourite Wendy Hill
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    Sep 30th 2013, 2:25 PM

    A lot of dogs or cats if owned by a specific owner their entire life if their owner leaves them home for a few hours they freak out so I wasn’t surprised when I read Peggys story that a few hours after she was found that her beloved Casper passed away also its like this story I heard about where and elderly couple in my town had been together for over 80 years they had gotten into a car wreck with their daughter and they put the couple in their own room right next to each other and the woman passed away an hour later her husband passed away holding his wife’s hand god works in mysterious way RIP Peggy and Casper

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    Favourite David O Connor
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    Oct 4th 2013, 2:48 AM

    Thanks Laura…ur gorgous

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    Favourite David O Connor
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    Oct 4th 2013, 2:48 AM

    Ofcourse it is….

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