Vicky Phelan donated €30k to local support group in Kilkenny

Vicky Phelan donated €30k to local support group in Kilkenny
Vicky Phelan, © PA Wire/PA Images

It emerged yesterday during a day remembrance for Vicky Phelan that she donated thousands of euro to a local support group.

Vicky originally from Mooncoin, in County Kilkenny, was remembered at a memorial service in her hometown that took place yesterday where thousands gathered.

Tributes were paid from family, friends and followers of Vicky for her life and her work in uncovering the Cervical Check scandal.

Crowds were able to pay their respects to the late campaigner at the event, which was filled with music, at her request following her death at the age of 48 last week.


Thousands more watched the ceremony online.

According to the Irish Examiner, details of the donation were heard at after the celebration in Vicky's honour during which she was described as the "best president Ireland never had."

Speaking at the event former Fianna Fáil coucnillor Cora Lane said; 'We started up a cancer support group where we help people who have cancer.

"Vicky gave us 30,000 to help set that up. That was Vicky."


Speaking at the event yesterday her father, John Kelly, says they were all very proud of her.

"She did have an exceptional fight over the last 4 years.

"I'd say a few others have endured all that she did. 

"We're really proud of her and all the family were there for her whenever she wanted.


"She really enjoyed the company of us all around her, we were all there with her on her death bed. 

"She had a peaceful death which is what she wanted."