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Mary Coughlan

Singer Mary Coughlan and her sisters Angela and Carol explore their different childhood memories of growing up on Galway's first council estate

Mary Coughlan and her two sisters - Carol McKenna Bruce and Angela Magennis have not been together since the death of their mother 2 years ago. Her death affected the three of them differently.

Mary, Angela and Carol were brought up on the first ever council estate in Galway, Shantallagh Estate. Their mother Peggy would dress them identically in clothes she made herself. Peter, their father was in the army. Their house was always full, with friends and relatives constantly coming and going.

In the fourth programme of Flesh and Blood, the three sisters get together for the first time since the death of their Mother. The meeting brings up painful memories and difficult revelations.

The Coughlan sisters