The late Derek 'Freddie' Keogan.

Navan in mourning for Freddie Keogan

Hector podcast cancelled following brother's death

The town of Navan and beyond is in shock following the sudden death in Denmark on Sunday morning of Derek ‘Freddie’ Keogan.

This morning, the Tommy, Hector and Laurita Podcast said: “It’s with a sad heart that we bring the news of the sudden passing of Hector’s brother, Freddie.

“He was the star of many great adventures and tales that were told on the podcast over the last year. As a mark of respect to Freddie and his family in Ireland and Denmark, there will be no episode from the Hen House this week.

“Memories and smiles will stay with us forever… Rest in Peace now Freddie.”

Freddie’s fiancee, Navan native singer, Fiona Guiheen, who lives with her sons Tadhg and Bodhb in Clare, paid tribute to him on Facebook, saying: “My Freddy left me on Sunday morning to be with the angels. My heart is broken into a million pieces. There are no words for this pain. Fly on my swallow. We will miss you.”

Derek, originally from Kells Road, Navan, was son of the late Navan draper Michael Keogan, of Keogan and Carty, and Triona, who ran the parish shop in St Mary’s Church grounds for many years.

He was a talented football with the De La Salles and Navan O’Mahonys and was also an accomplished runner.

He is also survived by his brother, Mark, sister-in-law Dympna, extended family and many friends.

The death has also occurred of Margaret Cummins of Wilkinstown, wife of LMFM GAA commentator, Brendan. A member of the McKeown family, she is also survived by her daughter, Mairead.

She died peacefully on Wednesday at The Mater Hospital, Dublin, and is reposing at St Joseph’s Chapel of Rest, Old Johnstown on Friday from 5pm to 7pm for family and close friends.

Margaret’s Funeral Cortege will leave St Joseph’s Chapel of Rest on Saturday morning at 10am and travel via Demailestown and Clynch and arrive at St John the Baptist Church, Kilberry, for a funeral Mass at 11am. Burial afterward in Kilberry Cemetery.

Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to The All Ireland Golden Retriever Club.

Sympathy is extended to the Keogan, Guiheen and Cummins and McKeown families on their losses.